Course: Problems of Didactics of History II - History, Cultural Heritage and Leisure time

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Course title Problems of Didactics of History II - History, Cultural Heritage and Leisure time
Course code KHI/PDI2T
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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) Absence of the concept of historical education at the 1st level. 2) Jubilees and holidays instead of dynasties and dates: transformation of the object of teaching homeland studies. 3) Family memory and activation; discovery and cooperative learning. 4) Antiquity at school or what to bring from vacation. 5) The Middle Ages in Us or We are going to the castle. 6) Everyday life and villages: archeological museums and re-enactment. 7) Memory of the landscape and the reputation of the region. Exercises: Within the exercises, students will create their own didactic materials and methodology for teaching a sub-topic / area / problem on the basis of library, archive and other research. They will use a variety of materials from journalism to the web, audiovisual resources to comics and tourist guides.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Motoric and practical working skills training, Individual creative and artistic activities
  • 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 offer students a space to reflect on the continuity of history teaching to the curriculum of primary school and the function that for most society (especially the parents) fulfills the historical awareness. The course will try to make students more aware of the social function that history fulfills and the reception of the subject by the public, which fundamentally influences the perception of the meaning of history teaching at school. Both lectures and exercises will focus on the leisure functions of history and the reception of cultural heritage from the perspective of not professional institutions, but through the eyes of an ordinary person spending their leisure time on holiday, at the weekend, or simply in public space. At the same time, the course should help students to realize changes in the minds of pupils in relation to the history in the 6th grade. In the absence of a comprehensive concept of teaching about the past at the first stage of primary school, students will try to create didactic material (connected with the methodology), which will lay the foundations of historical awareness at the first stage of primary school.
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
Interview, Presentation of acquired experience via portfolio

Active participation in seminars (exercises); fulfillment of assigned tasks; studied recommended literature. Credit: submitted portfolio in digital form: own didactic materials and methodology for teaching a partial topic / area / problem
Recommended literature
  • ČAPEK, Robert. Moderní didaktika: Lexikon výukových a hodnotících metod. Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-247-3450-7.
  • 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.
  • Peter Sexias et al. Historical thinking project.
  • SCHWABIKOVÁ, Kateřina. Cesty dětí do staletí aneb jak Běla s Kubou poznávali naši historii. Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7391-749-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): - (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer