Course: Traffic Education

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Course title Traffic Education
Course code KPP/DOP
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and 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
Lecturer(s)
  • Hrdina Milan, PhDr. Ing.
Course content
1. Basic concepts and objectives of traffic education for children and youth. Knowledge of traffic rules, safe behavior in vehicles (car seats, safety belts). 2. Traffic psychology - human system - means of transport - transport environment. Traffic accidents - the causes of traffic accidents, the development of accidents. Children as participants and victims of traffic accidents. Organization of BESIP, education and schools in traffic education and prevention of traffic accidents. 3. Traffic education of pre-school children, habits, relationship to the environment and people, caution, discipline. Features that influence the response of children in selected traffic situations, training for their safe stay outdoors in traffic. 4. Traffic education for primary school pupils - a safe way to school, a pupil as a pedestrian and a road user, a rule to see and be seen, safe spots for games, sledding, skiing, etc. 5. Traffic education of secondary school pupils - principles of correct behavior of pedestrians and cyclists, use of cycling helmets. Rules for safe driving on in-line, skateboard and scooter. Risk of underestimation in older children. Children's playground - meaning, use. 6. Training of road traffic rules for pupils-cyclists. Mandatory bicycle equipment. How to call first aid in a car accident, treatment of minor injuries. 7. Excursion - children's playground, practical demonstrations of traffic education on the playground, use of reflective materials. Traffic instruction as a game, an overview of publications for children, parents, teachers.

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 - 14 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 4 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 4 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Traffic education, situation in traffic education in the Czech Republic, current trends in EU countries, position of traffic education in elementary school, relation to psychological disciplines, traffic psychology.
Students will receive pedagogical and psychological key competences in the field of traffic education.
Prerequisites
Student has basic knowledge of psychology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral presentation of self-study, Written assignment

Active participation of students in the seminars, elaboration and presentation of given practical task. Group feedback.
Recommended literature
  • Implementace dopravní výchovy do školního vzdělávacího programu. Brno: Pedagogická fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, Centrum dopravního výzkumu, 2006. ISBN 80-900915-4-7.
  • Havlík, K. Psychologie pro řidiče. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-542-3.
  • Heinrichová, J. Bezpečná cesta do školy. Brno: Centrum dopravního výzkumu, 2006. ISBN 80-86502-32-5.
  • HEINRICHOVÁ, J., STRÁNSKÁ, I., WINKLEROVÁ, M. Výběr dopravních značek pro chodce a cyklisty. Praha: Ministerstvo dopravy, 2006.
  • Štikar, J., Hoskovec, J., Smolíková, J. Psychologická prevence nehod. Praha: Karolinum, 2006. ISBN 80-246-1096-5.
  • ŠTIKAR, J., HOSKOVEC, J., ŠTIKAROVÁ, J. Psychologie v dopravě. Praha: Karolinum, 2003. ISBN 80-246-0606-2.
  • Výrost, J., Slaměník, I. Aplikovaná sociální psychologie I. Praha: Portál, 1998. ISBN 80-7178-269-6.


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