Course: Pedagogy 1

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Course title Pedagogy 1
Course code KPP/GG1K
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
  • Kasper Tomáš, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Kasperová Dana, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Rozkovcová Andrea, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. J. A. Comenius and his heritage. 2. Education in englightenment in England (Locke) and France (Rousseau). 3. German pedagogy of the 18th century, philantropism. 4. American pragmatism (Dewey). 5. Reform education at the beginning of the 20th century - approaches, discourses. 6. Historical development in the field of teacher preparation in Czech lands since the foundation of obligatory school attendance (1774). Development of teacher preparation. 7. Václav Příhoda and his reform. Development of our schools after world war II to 1989. 8. Educational approaches in the 20th century in non-formal education. 9. Development of school system and free-time education in the CR since 1989.

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 - 150 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will understand the development of educational theory since J. A.Komensky to contemporary approaches.
After completion of the subject student will be able: 1. to understand the content of prescribed curriculum of the course 2. to reflect the topic critically 3. to demonstrate specific intellectual skills gained in a course in writing of a semestral theses 4. to apply gained knowledge in educational process 5. to be motivated for continuous learning in the field
Student has basic knowledge of general pedagogy on high school level.

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

Study objectives: 1. active participation on the lecture 2. participants will perform all given tasks 3. reading of relevant academic texts 4. writing a semestral academic paper 5. successful accomplishment of institutional objectives of the course - attainment above the minimum requirements for the award of credit
Recommended literature
  • HOFFMANN, F., KYRÁŠEK, J. J.F. Herbart a jeho pedagogika. Praha: SPN, 1977..
  • KASPER, T.; KASPEROVÁ, D. Dějiny pedagogiky. Praha : Grada 2008..
  • KUČERA, Z., ŠTVERÁK, V. Chrestomatie z dějin pedagogiky. Praha: Karolinum, 1999..

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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter