Course: Controversial Issues in Education of Humanities

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Course title Controversial Issues in Education of Humanities
Course code KPF/N036
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Havlínová Ivana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the course - When is the topic of social and political issue controversial? 2. Conflicts of life roles - a sample lesson of Education for Citizenship/ Foundations of Humanities, its analysis 3. What topics can be described as controversial in contemporary society? 4. Which topics of Education for Citizenship or Foundations of Humanities are beneficial to open as controversial topics? 5. Refugees and Asylum - a sample lesson of Education for Citizenship / Foundations of Humanities, its analysis 6. What methods and forms of work are efficient in teaching controversial topics? 7. Controversial Topics - discussion - project teaching 8. Is there a problem here? - a sample lesson of Education for Citizenship / Foundations of Humanities, its analysis 9. Case study, working with a film in teaching controversial topics 10. Sample lesson - students will select their own controversial topic of Education for Citizenship / Foundations of Humanities, its analysis 11. Why are controversial topics important in education of Education for Citizenship / Foundations of Humanities 12. -13. Presentation of student projects

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course is primarily based on an analysis of the concept of "controversial issues", using an interactive approach to the issues presented in individual lessons. In the course, students will acquire the knowledge how to work by way of model situations with a diversity of opinion, form and formulate their own attitudes. Students will develop their educational skills when working with these issues in Education for Citizenship/Foundations of Humanities. In this course, students will get acquainted with various forms of discussions and debates.
Students, who are actively participated, will acquire the following skills and abilities in the seminars: - ability to identify controversial social issues - ability to analyze current political and social topics - skills to work with a case study - ability to be participated in various public discussions and debates or to lead them - knowledge of the problem and project teaching and working with controversial topics in Education of Humanities
Prerequisites
None.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
1. Student will have a maximum of 2 excused absences 2. Students will work out their tasks for students who were missing 3. Students will analyze some controversial topic and prepare a research of scientific literature and other resources on the topic 4. Students will give a PowerPoint presentation about one of selected controversial topics and prepare it pedagogically
Recommended literature
  • BAUMANN, Z. Úvahy o postmoderní době. Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-86429-11-3.
  • HAVLÍNOVÁ, I. Didaktické náměty pro výuku občanské výchovy a základů společenských věd. Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7290-670-3.
  • HESS, D. Contrversy in the Classroom. The Democratic Power of Discussion. vybrané kapitoly. New York - London, 2009. ISBN 0-415-96228-5.
  • JOHNSON, D. W. - JOHNSON, R. Creative Contrversy: Intellectual conflict in the classroom. Edina, 1995.
  • KOHÁK, E. Svoboda, svědomí, soužití. Praha, 2004. ISBN 80--86429-35-0.
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J. - MAREŠ, J. Komunikace ve škole. Brno, 1995.
  • MAŇÁK, j: - ŠVEC, V. Výukové metody. Brno, 2003. ISBN 80-7315-039-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching Social Sciences for Secondary Schools (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching of Social Sciences for Secondary Schools (A7) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Teaching Social Sciences for Secondary Schools (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Civic Education (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Teaching Social Sciences for Middle School (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Civic Education (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching of Social Sciences for Secondary Schools (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -