Course: General didactics 1

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Course title General didactics 1
Course code KPP/DO1-B
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Urbánek Petr, doc. PaedDr. Dr.
Course content
1. Didactics, concept, subject, basic problems and themes, methods of research, relations of didactics to other sciences, support of psychological concepts, field didactics. 2. Theory of education, concept of teaching. 3. Education, European education systems, educational policy, education perspective. 4. Determinants of real learning. Learning communication, time factor, teacher, learner in teaching. Social factors in the process of teaching and learning. 5. Concepts of verbal teaching, association concept, pragmatic teaching, programmed learning and teaching, mastery learning, constructivism. Psychological basis of didactic concepts and their current conception. 6. Teaching process and its analysis, objectives, content, resources, conditions of education and teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 6 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 6 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of teaching theory. Describes educational theory, analyzes the teaching process, learning objectives and selected teaching concepts.
After completion of the sourse student will be able: 1. to understand the content of prescribed curriculum of General didactics 1 2. to reflect the topic critically 3. to demonstrate specific intellectual skills gained in a course in writing of a semestral paper 4. to apply gained knowledge in educational process
Student is acknowledged with basic theoretical concepts of general pedagogy.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written assignment, Test

Active participation in lectures, performing of intermediate tasks, written test. Seminar paper, reading of literature.
Recommended literature
  • BERTRAND, Y. Soudobé teorie vzdělávání. Praha: Portál, 1998. ISBN 80-7178-216-5.
  • ČÁP, J., MAREŠ, J. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7367-273-7.
  • KALHOUS, Z. OBST, O., a kol. Školní didaktika. Praha: Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-571-4.
  • PETTY, G. Moderní vyučování. Praha: Portál, 2013. ISBN 978-80-262-0367-4.
  • PRŮCHA, J. Česká vzdělanost. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7478-675-4.
  • PRŮCHA, J. Vzdělávání a školství ve světě: základy mezinárodní komparace vzdělávacích systémů. Praha: Portál, 1999. ISBN 80-7178-290-4.
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. Praha: Portál, 2017. ISBN 978-80-262-1228-7.
  • SKALKOVÁ, J. Obecná didaktika: vyučovací proces, učivo a jeho výběr, metody, organizační formy vyučování. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1821-7.
  • VALIŠOVÁ, A., KASÍKOVÁ, H., eds. Pedagogika pro učitele. Praha: Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3357-9.

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