Course: History Didactics II

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Course title History Didactics II
Course code KHI/DIS2T
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Ducháček Milan, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1) Project: challenge and menace for teachers. 2) Interdisciplinarity and possible types of historically focused projects within the school environment. 3) Team work and cooperation, division of roles, budget and output from the project. 4) The concept of cultural heritage and its use in school practice. 5) Negotiations with a third party. Working with witnesses and pitfalls of oral history at school. 6) Stories of our neighbors, I know and other examples of good practice. 7) Self-assessment and presentation to the team and the individual. Exercises: As part of the exercise, students will try to design and develop in teams the background and horizon of expectations and outputs of various types of projects associated with the concept of care for cultural heritage and building historical awareness in accordance with the objectives within the frame of the Czech educational program (RVP). They will reflect together on the possible pitfalls of organizing project teaching and explore the limits and possibilities of interdisciplinary cooperation within the school and other institutions. They will get acquainted with the transgenerational and also with the ethical dimension of work with witnesses (in the spirit of the methods of oral history) and with the possibilities and with the possibility of transcending project teaching into public space.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Project teaching, Working activities (workshops), Active metods (simulation, situational contingency methods, drama,acting, namagerial acting ), Demonstration of student skills, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 39 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the project teaching. While the latest Memory and Project Teaching guide in the history only deals with purely sectoral projects, many schools already have project teaching as an interdisciplinary part of a full-year or semi-annual curriculum, opening up a wide scope for interdisciplinary cooperation and interconnection with heritage. The course should outline various forms of project teaching and focus mainly on the practical course, organizational requirements, overlap and meaning of projects. Students will encounter interdisciplinary cooperation within the school, budget issues and evaluation of work associated with project teaching and, for example, the transgenerational and ethical dimension of work with witnesses or questions of school cooperation with public institutions. The practical outcome of the course will be a group work on the concept and basis of specific projects related to the reception of cultural heritage.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
Fulfilment of previous study obligations, see the study program.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Active participation in seminars (exercises); fulfillment of assigned tasks; study of recommended literature, self-regulation / self-reflection / formative (self) evaluation.
Recommended literature
  • FOLTÝN, Dušan a kol. Prameny paměti. Sedm kapitol o kulturně historickém dědictví pro potřeby výchovné praxe. Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7290-352-8.
  • MÄRZ, Josef, LENCOVÁ, Hana a kol. Brána školního dějepisu otevřená. Ústí nad Labem, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7414-451-6.
  • NAJBERT, Jaroslav - PALATKA, Stanislav. Expedice Podyjí: Devět mlýnů a Podmolí: Náměty na badatelské aktivity pro žáky základních a středních škol. Praha - Znojmo, 2017. ISBN 978-80-87912-06-5.
  • Peter Sexias et al. Historical thinking project.
  • Portál Dějepis 21. Historické myšlení a historická gramotnost.
  • ŠUSTROVÁ, Radka, HÉDLOVÁ, Luba (eds.). Česká pamět. Národ, dějiny a místa paměti. Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-200-2411-4.
  • VANĚK, Miroslav, MÜCKE, Pavel, PELIKÁNOVÁ, Hana. Naslouchat hlasův paměti. teoretické a praktické aspekty orální historie. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7285-0.

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