Course: Recreation and age

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Course title Recreation and age
Course code KRL/REVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and 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
  • Kudláček Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction, syllabus, conditions, thesis topics, calendar 2. Basic terminology 3. Context, benefits, risks and implications 4. Active lifestyle 5. Physical activity recommendations 6. Specification of different age categories 7. Case studies with respect to specific age categories (in groups) 8. Analysis of PA conditions and programmes in various facilities and institutions (descriptions, programmes, analysis, proposals and recommendations) 9. Examples of good practice (Czech Republic vs. abroad) (in groups) 1 10. Examples of good practice (Czech Republic vs. abroad) (in groups) 2 11. Examples of good practice (Czech Republic vs. abroad) (in groups) 3 12. IMPALA project (infrastructure) 13. INDARES system

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Grafic and Art Activities, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Attendace - 13 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 18 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course correlates various age groups and the objectives and tasks of physical activity recreation. Throughout the course the students are informed of the possibilities and methods of physical activity recreation for various age categories. Current research and scientific topics are interconnected with practical topics. Information about this course was translated to English within the project Internationalization of the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc, No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0028, co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Government of the Czech Republic.
Based on the knowledge, skills and information acquired in previous courses (biomedicine, psychology, pedagogy, recreation and leisure studies, sociology, etc.) the students should be able to define specific age/developmental stages including developmental specifics with practical applications in the area of leisure-time activities. Upon completion of the course the student should be able to: * Define age/developmental stages (multi-dimensional approach), * Understand clients' specific needs and requirements, * Develop a leisure-time programme for specific groups (content, realization, forms and methods), * Explain and justify the role and significance of recreation in human life and in the society. Further outcomes include: * Cultivated presentation and general knowledge, * Positive professional attitude, * Scientific level of expression - scientific language, * Work with texts, text comprehension, * Problem solving, * Providing/accepting feedback.
Mandatory prerequisite courses - none. To successfully complete the course, knowledge of the following subjects is required: socio-cultural kinanthropology, anthropomotorics, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, pedagogy, didactics, sociology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary), Seminar Work

Seminar paper/ppt presentation on a given topic (to be specified). The students are supposed to select a paper on the same/similar topic, i.e. examples of good practice (foreign, Czech) based on quality information sources, present it in a group by means of critical review and highlight the advantages and disadvantages. The last requirement is a final test.
Recommended literature
  • Bortz, W. (1995). Zdravě a úspěšně až do přirozené stovky. Praha: Alternativa.
  • Bursová, M., Charvát, L., & Benešová, D. Kompenzační cvičení: uvolňovací, protahovací, posilovací.
  • Franková, A. (1995). Buď fit i v zaměstnání: kondiční program pro tělo i duši. Praha: Motto.
  • Matoušek, O. (2003). Rodina jako instituce a vztahová síť. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON).
  • Měkota, K. (1986). Kapitoly z antropomotoriky I: (lidský pohyb - motorika člověka). Olomouc : Rektorát Univerzity Palackého.
  • Nakonečný, M. (2005). Sociální psychologie organizace. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • Nakonečný, M. (2009). Sociální psychologie. Praha: Academia.
  • Piaget, J., & Inhelderová, B. (2007). Psychologie dítěte. Praha: Portál.
  • Russell, Ruth V. (2008). Leisure program planning and delivery. Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics.
  • Šipr, K. (1997). Jak zdravě stárnout. Rosice u Brna: Gloria.
  • Vágnerová, M. (2000). Vývojová psychologie: dětství, dospělost, stáří. Praha: Portál.
  • Vágnerová, M. (1997). Vývojová psychologie. I, Dětství a dospívání. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Volfová, H., & Kolovská, I. (2008). Předškoláci v pohybu: cvičíme jako myška, kočka a pejsek. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • Wolf, J. (1982). Umění žít a stárnout. Praha: Svoboda.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Physical Culture Recreology (2011) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Adapted Physical Activities (2011) Physical education and sport 2 Summer