Course: Didactics of Psychology

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Course title Didactics of Psychology
Course code PCH/DPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Smékalová Eleonora, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1st General didactics, the relationship between general didactics and methodology of psychology. 2nd Educational goal as a major element of the educational process. 3rd Learning content development trends. 4th Organizational forms of education. 5th Teaching methods as a means of achieving the objectives of education and training. 6th Methods of teaching appropriate to the subject matter of psychology. 7th Communication at schools. 8th Methods of eductional-psychological diagnosis. 9th Performance standards of the teaching profession (teaching ethics in the profession) 10th Motivation and activation in class. 11th Testing, evaluation, classification.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 41 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the education is to prepare the students in theoretical and practical aspect to teaching psychology in secondary schools.
Students will know the basic concepts of general didactics will be able to apply the teaching methods to psychological issues will realize the importance of education individualization will have an overview of the different approaches to evaluation
succesfully completion of 2.part of study psychology

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Didactic Test

preparation and implementation of teaching lesson at a seminar or a short paper on the current literature focusing on some of the themes of the course -knowledge and understanding of the concepts mentioned in the subject content
Recommended literature
  • FISHER, R. (1997). Učíme děti myslet a učit se. Praha.
  • Kalhous,Z., Obst.O. Školní didaktika.
  • Pasch,M. Od vzdělávacího programu k vyučovací hodině..
  • Petty,G. Moderní vyučování.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Psychology (1) Psychology courses 4 Winter