Course: Terrain education for teachers

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Course title Terrain education for teachers
Course code KGE/TVU
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Vávra Jaroslav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Boháč Artur, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1st day A urban and rural life; B reconnaissance of the terrain; presentation of results 2nd day A reconnaissance of the terrain; B urban and rural life; presentation of results 3rd day A northern and southern slopes; B inquiry of broader area; presentation of results 4th day A inquiry of broader area; B northern and southern slopes; presentation of results 5th day final presentation of results, discussion, assessments

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Written assignment presentation and defence, Motoric and practical working skills training, Working activities (workshops)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students practise geographical methods in field trip, learn to evaluate spatial fenomena in real area. They transform geographical knowledge into gegoraphical education.
Students are able to manage geographical education in field trips
Prerequisites
Successful absolving of subjects physical, human and regional geography; basic knowledge of cartography and GIS

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of student research activity

Students use traditional and modern geographical techniques and methods (mapping) in real areas. They confront gain data with their location in the terrain, and they are able to collect new data from real areas. They use geographical analytical instruments. They transform geographical knowledge into geographical education.
Recommended literature
  • Časopisy Geografické rozhledy, Urbanismus a územní rozvoj..
  • Odborné publikace k vybranému/určenému území..
  • Potřebné technické a přístrojové vybavení pro terénní průzkumy a rozbory..
  • Regionální a lokální tisk..
  • Statistické a předem dostupné údaje a jejich kritické hodnocení..
  • Topografické mapy včetně starších a historických map..
  • Územně plánovací dokumentace nebo územně analytické podklady..
  • MAJEROVÁ, V., MAJER, E. Kvalitativní metody výzkumu venkovského prostoru. I. a II. díl.. Praha, 2004.
  • Roberts, M. Learning through Enquiry. Making sense of geography in the key stage 3 classroom. Sheffield, 2003. ISBN 978-1-84377-095-4.
  • WAUGH, D. Geography. An Integrated Approach. Cheltenham, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4085-0407-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer