Course: Pedagogical psychology

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Course title Pedagogical psychology
Course code KPS/7342
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Pešout Ondřej, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The importance of pedagogical psychology for teachers. - Teacher's personality - Research and its role in pedagogy and education - Critical thinking and how the sources of information influence pedagogy in the Czech Republic and abroad - Principles of behaviorism applied to education and training - Using rewards in education - Memory allocation - components and their functions (eg work memory, long-term memory) - Memory - use in teaching, strategies to increase memory efficiency - Metakognice - Strategic learning - Develop skills to solve problems and trsansfer - Creativity - Target orientation - Attribution theory - Self-efficacy - Self-regulated learning - Use constructivist approaches in education (eg problem-oriented teaching, use of queries, cooperation)

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The main objective of the course is to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of pedagogical psychology and to deepen the psychological preparation of teachers in the field of psychology of teaching and education and education at the kindergarten. To acquire professional competences for teaching and teaching. The aim of the subject is to present an overview of contemporary theory and research on human learning and teaching in the context of education. In the lessons, we will consider the wider context of education where both children and adults can learn, including school, but also home, social interaction (between peers, a teacher, a stranger, etc.), the use of technology just observing the events that take place around us. This course provides information and accompanies students in: 1. Understanding human behavior, mental processes and their formation 2. Understanding how social-scientific methods are applied in the study of human behavior and mental processes 3. Applying the theories and concepts of pedagogical psychology so that they lead to insights into problems in teaching, identifying and preventing their causes and their correction.
The ability to assess the value and quality of a teaching or educational approach. The ability to analyze appropriate or problematic behavior and its attachment or change. Acquisition of knowledge to create suitable conditions for the development of desirable behavior and attitudes of the individual. The ability to determine the stage of cognitive development of an individual by J. Piaget. The ability to determine the cognitive difficulty of assignment or assignment and its adaptation to the pupil's needs. Skill of pedagogical diagnostics and characteristics of the child's pre-school age personality. The ability to develop a self-learning plan and the acquisition of self-education techniques. Acquisition of knowledge to stimulate the strategic, critical and creative thinking of children. Acquiring a broad repertoire of approaches and strategies to motivate preschoolers. Understanding the basic principles of education and using appropriate methods to maximize the potential of children and their involvement in the development of school skills and creative activity.
Student has completed previous courses: Introduction to Psychology, Ontogenetics and Social Psychology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student has completed previous courses: Introduction to Psychology, Ontogenetics and Social Psychology. You can download a list of requirements for the course at the following link
Recommended literature
  • Čáp, J. Psychologie výchovy a vyučování.. Praha: UK, 1993.
  • Čáp,J., Mareš,J. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha: Portál, 2000.
  • Fontana, D. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Praha, Portál,. 1997.
  • Langová M, Vacínová M, a kol. Základy pedagogické psychologie, UJEP Ústí n/L, 2002.
  • Mareš,J. Pedagogická psychologie. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-262-0174-8.
  • MATĚJČEK,Z. Co děti nejvíc potřebují. Praha, Portál, 2007.
  • Rogge,J.U. Rodiče určují hranice.. Praha:Portál, 2005.
  • Woods,P. Teacherskills and strategies.. London:Falmer, 1990.

Study plans that include the course
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