Course: Environmental Education

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Course title Environmental Education
Course code KPP/ENVK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Modrá Jana, Mgr.
Course content
Objectives and concepts of environmental education. Current state and structure of environmental education in the Czech Republic. Methods and forms of environmental education. Project education in environmental education. Principles of creation of educational programs and projects of environmental education.

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), Written assignment presentation and defence, Demonstration, Project teaching, Active metods (simulation, situational contingency methods, drama,acting, namagerial acting )
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 36 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 58 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course acquaints students with the aims and methods of environmental education, its current state and structure in the Czech Republic.
Student will be able to understand the functioning of environmental education in work with children and adolescents to apply functional elements of environmental education to work with children and adolescents to propose an educational program or an environmental education project
Basic knowledge of biology, ecology and pedagogical principles and procedures for program creation.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis, Presentation of group work, Test

Active participation in exercises. Elaboration of a proposal for an educational program or an environmental educational project. Completion of the test.
Recommended literature
  • Pojďme na to od lesa: příručka ekologické výchovy a lesní pedagogiky. Vimperk: Správa NP Šumava. ISBN 978-80-87257-28-9.
  • ČINČERA, J., CAHA, M. Výchova a budoucnost. Brno: Paido, 2005. ISBN 80-7315-099-9.
  • ČINČERA, J. Environmentální výchova: od cílů k prostředkům. Brno: PAIDO, 2007.
  • MÁCHAL, A., NOVÁČKOVÁ, H., SOBOTOVÁ, L., a kol. Úvod do environmentální výchovy a globálního rozvojového vzdělávání. Brno: Lipka ? školské zařízení pro environmentální vzdělávání, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87604-01-4.
  • Máchal, A. Průvodce praktickou ekologickou výchovou. Rezekvítek, Brno 2000..
  • MARX, J., ed. Ekologické hry. Olomouc: Dům dětí a mládeže v Olomouci, 1992.
  • PALMER, J. Environmental education in the 21st century. London: Routledge Falmer, 1998. ISBN 0-415-13197-9.
  • PIKE, G.; SELBY, D. Globální výchova. Praha: Grada, 1994. ISBN 80-85623-98-6. 322 s..

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): Education in Leisure Time (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter