Course: Introduction to didactic of geography

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Course title Introduction to didactic of geography
Course code KGE/UDG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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)
  • Petrovič František, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vávra Jaroslav, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1 Introducing into geographical education 2 History of geographical education in the world (Germany, USA, UK and others) 3 History of geographical education in Czechia 4 Philosophical and psychological approaches to spatiality in geographical education 5 Spatial thinking in geographical education 6 Geographical curriculum and geography standards in the world 7 Geographical curriculum and geography standards in Czechia 8 Regional and thematic studies in geographical education 9 Geographical textbooks 10 Preparation to first Classroom Teaching 11 Other means (Internet, interactive whiteboard, interactive textbooks) for geography teachers

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students make the first view of Classroom Management in geography. They will extend the view in MA degree study. They make the first idea about planning and teaching geography in teaching and learning.
Students gain first view into the course "Classroom Management" in geographical education. The other courses follow in MA degree.
Prerequisites
Students have to pass through the courses of pedago-psychological block, esp. teaching and learning.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Written test (pass rate 70 per cent)
Recommended literature
  • Vávra, Jaroslav. Didaktika geografie : od vzdělávacího programu k vyučovací hodině v zeměpisu na ZŠ, na příkladu tématu Světový oceán. Sv. 1 . univerzitní knihovna. Liberec, 2006. ISBN 80-7372-083-3 .
  • Výzkumný ústav pedagogický v Praze. RVP ZV (portál rvp.cz). rvp.cz. Praha.


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 (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter