Course: Cognition of Nature

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Course title Cognition of Nature
Course code KPR/4308
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Kroufek Roman, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
First introduction to the study, course content, requirements for credit, study literature. 2nd Science and kindergarten. Third RVP PV - educational area "Child and the world." 4th Forms and methods suitable for exploring nature 5th World plants - their recognition and protection. 6th Preservation and herbářování plant material, work with him. 7th Determination aids, their practical use. 8th World animals - their recognition and protection. 9th issue of Ethics and work with animal material. 10th Foundations of topography and orientation in the landscape. Excursion to the 11th biologically valuable sites. Excursion to the 12th biologically valuable sites. Excursion to the 13th biologically valuable sites

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 5 hours per semester
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 will be able to draft several hours of activities in kindergarten, focusing on the wildlife, recognize common representative fauna and flora of the Czech Republic (about 100 defined organisms) oriented in the field using tourist maps, terrain present in biological material
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Drafting of the lesson (morning activity) using natural materials with the possibility of inclusion of the outdoors. Submission of the proposal in electronic form to the lecturer.
Recommended literature
  • Cornell J. Objevujeme přírodu ? učení hrou a prožitkem. Portál. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-262-0145-8.
  • Deyl M. et Hísek K. Naše květiny. ISBN 80-200-0940-X.
  • Faustus L. et Polívka F. Botanický klíč. Praha, 1975.
  • HOFFMANNOVÁ, E. Jak založit herbář. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1984.
  • Jančaříková, K. Environmentální činnosti v předškolním vzdělávání.. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-86307-95-4.
  • KOLEKTIV. Rámcový vzdělávací program pro předškolní vzdělávání.. Praha: VÚP, 2007.
  • Kubát, K. a kol. Klíč ke květeně České republiky. Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-200-0836-5.
  • LÉBLOVÁ, E. Environmentální výchova v mateřské škole.. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-262-0094-9.
  • Šircová I. S dětmi v přírodě ? zážitková výchova po celý rok. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7367-201-0.
  • Toman M. Malá severočeská květena. Ústí nad Labem, 1968.

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: Summer