Study programmes / B-SP Specialisation in pedagogy / Basics of Pedagogy
Course code:PUOP
Course title in language of instruction:Pedagogika pro učitele
Course title in Czech:Pedagogika pro učitele
Course title in English:Basics of Pedagogy
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 0/16
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - ILE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Petr Adamec, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, tutor)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Čech, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:to study at faculty ICV
Aims of the course:To make sense of terminology and to orient in elementary scientific system of pedagogy; to be able to interpret ideas of the most important representatives in worldwide and czech pedagogy; to understand basic problems of education and schooling.
Course contents:
1.Object of pedagogy, pedagogy and other sciences, structure, importance (allowance 2/1)
2.Pedagogical research and methodology of pedagogy (allowance 2/1)
3.Opinion on development of education since ancient till present (allowance 4/2)
4.Czech educational system, system of education in comparison with foreign countries, inportant pedagogical documents (White paper, School act, general education programs etc.); (allowance 4/2)
5.Factors of human progress (allowance 2/1)
6.Term of education, features of education, aims, styles (allowance 2/1)
7.Determinants of education (educator, teacher, educant, education instruments) (allowance 2/1)
8.Pedagogical principles (allowance 2/1)
9.Teacher personality, teacher and ethics of his work, competences of pedagogues, standards of teachers qualification (allowance 2/1)
10.Student and class, group interaction, educational system of school (allowance 2/1)
11.Educational family function, current problems in family education, cooperation among school, parents and public (allowance 2/1)
12.Social environment of youth, pedagogical problems in spending free time (allowance 2/1)

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:exam
Processing seminary thesis focusing on problem of children and youth education according to scheduled overview of topics in the range of 8 pages. The task will be checked both in group of students, and by teacher in content and formal perspective and it will be evaluated pointwise and verbal.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam50 h60 h
     writing of seminar paper48 h64 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • JŮVA, V. -- JŮVA, V. Stručné dějiny pedagogiky. 5th ed. Brno: Paido, 2003. 91 p. ISBN 80-7315-062-X.
  • JŮVA, V. et al. Základy pedagogiky pro doplňující pedagogické studium. Brno: Paido, 2001. 118 p. ISBN 80-85931-95-8.
  • PRŮCHA, J. Přehled pedagogiky : úvod do studia oboru. 2nd ed. Praha: Portál, 2006. 271 p. ISBN 80-7178-944-5.
  • ŠMAHELOVÁ, B. -- SVOBODOVÁ, J. Kapitoly z obecné pedagogiky. 1. vyd. Brno: MSD s.r.o., 2007. 140 p. ISBN 978-80-86633-81-7.
Recommended reading list
  • PRŮCHA, J. Pedagogická encyklopedie. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2009. 935 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2.
  • MAREŠ , J. -- PRŮCHA, J. -- WALTEROVÁ, E. Pedagogický slovník. Praha: Portál, 2009. 400 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-647-6.
  • POLÁČKOVÁ, V. -- KRAUS, B. Člověk – prostředí – výchova. Brno: Paido, 2001. 199 p. ISBN 80-7315-004-2.