Course: Educational psychology

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Course title Educational psychology
Course code KPS/7940
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
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
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The main aim 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 learning and education on 1st st. Elementary School. 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 theories and concepts of pedagogical psychology so as to lead to insights into problems in teaching,         identification and prevention of 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. Skills of Pedagogical Diagnostics and Characteristics of the Personality of a School - Junior Learner,. 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 pupils. Acquisition of a broad repertoire of approaches and strategies to motivate pupils. Understanding the basic principles of education, and using appropriate methods to maximize the pupils' potential in the classroom and their involvement in the development of school skills and creative activity.
The student has completed previous courses: Introduction to Psychology and Ontogenetic Psychology.
KPS/7910 and KPS/7921

Assessment methods and criteria
Student has completed previous courses: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology and Ontogenetic You can download a list of requirements for the course at the following link
Recommended literature
  • ČÁP, J. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha: Portál, 2001. ISBN 80-717-8463-X.
  • FONTANA, D. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Praha, Portál, 1997. ISBN 80-7178-063-4.. Praha: Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178626-8.
  • Kern,H. Přehled psychologie.Portál ,Praha. 1999.
  • Lehenová, A. Vybrané kapitoly z pedagogickej a školskej psychológie. Trnava, 2012. ISBN 978-80-8082-583-6.
  • Mareš, J. Pedagogická psychologie. Praha, 2013.
  • Wedlichová Iva a kol. Pedagogicko psychologické přístupy a strategie v práci se žáky primárního vzdělávání. UJEP v Ústí n.Labem, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7414-316-6.

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