Course: Introduction to Pedagogy

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Course title Introduction to Pedagogy
Course code KPR/4306
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šlégl Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course is determined by 5 ours contact teaching. Topics marked ztučněným letters be delivered within contact teaching. Other topics will be the subject of a separate study (9 hrs.) Based on compulsory and recommended literature: 1. Introduction to the course, course content, requirements for credit, study literature. 2. Pedagogy as the science of education (Development and definition of pedagogy as a science. Relationship pedagogy to other sciences. Teaching discipline). 3. Education and training - the basic educational categories. 4. Upbringing as a social phenomenon. Social Determination education. The influence of education on society. 5. Education and Human Development. The role of various factors in human development, educational guidelines. 6. Educational process and its regularities (systemic approach to education, the stages of the educational process). 7. Educational objectives and their changes 8. Ingredients education as a presentation of the content of education. 9. Educational resources, forms and educational methods. 10. General concepts in education. 11. Some alternative education programs. 12. Educational system and educational institutions. 13. Profession of teacher / teacher school facilities. 14. Evaluation of teaching and stored works, test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The sensitivity of child's to nature is fast developing as early as preschool age. It is therefore for nursery teachers, in this regard had a positive effect on their charges. Ideal form in this case is directly a short stay in the nature or use the real object of nature in Nursery school. The course exploring nature focuses on the acquisition of skills associated with the above aspects. As part of the joint consultation with students graduating from a short excursion aimed at exploring the closest natural environment and use of nature found here. The aim of course is practice and extend some practical knowledge of Natural listeners. The course program is focused mainly on normal cognition of nature, to manipulate them and their appropriate use in working with children Students will be able to make a proposal a several activities in nursery school, focusing on wildlife, recognize common representative fauna and flora of the Czech Republic (100 defined organisms), navigate the terrain using tourist maps, present in the field of biological material.
Student characterizes individual and social importance of education, defines the various educational categories, explains the concept of education for the 21st century (competencies for life), explains the challenges and current trends in pre-primary education, describes and explains the concept of education system. It focuses both theoretically and practically in the basic concepts of education and alternative educational programs. It characterizes the basic requirements for the teaching profession, job description and responsibilities of teachers in kindergartens, the importance of self-reflection for professional and personal growth.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student working on assignments in the study support. Choosee 3 selects pictogram envelopes and writing processes. Working out the cast pre-announced deadline. Successful passing of a final test (success rate 70%). Educational support available at: On the left side of the screen, select "Login as a guest" and when prompted, type the password: guest.
Recommended literature
  • JANIŠ, K., KRAUS, B. VACEK, P. Kapitoly ze základů pedagogiky. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2005.
  • PRŮCHA, J. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání. Praha: Portál, 2012.
  • Průcha, J. Moderní pedagogika. Praha: Portál, 2009.
  • Průcha, J. Přehled pedagogiky. Praha: Portál, 2000. ISBN 80-7178-399-4.
  • ŠIKULOVÁ, R., KOLÁŘ, Z. Kapitoly z obecné pedagogiky. Ústí nad Labem: PF UJEP, 2003.
  • ŠVARCOVÁ, I. Základy pedagogiky. Praha: vyd. VŠCHT, 2008.
  • VALIŠOVÁ, A., KASÍKOVÁ, H. a kol. Pedagogika pro učitele. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1734-0.
  • VORLÍČEK, CH. Úvod do pedagogiky. Jinočany: H+H, 2000.

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 in Pre-schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter