Educational Psychology

Completion:examination (verbal)
Type of
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Guarantee:Jílek Martin, Ing., DFL
Lecturer:Jílek Martin, Ing., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Kabinet doplňujícího pedagogického studia
Learning objectives:
  The course provides students basic orientation in terminology of psychology and main psychological concepts. It should help them with forming of psychological insight to a problem that they will be able to use in their pedagogical praxis as well as in personal life.
  The course is thematically divided into the two parts. The first part: starting stands, theories and terminology of general psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and personality psychology. The second part: principal themes of educational psychology, process of learning, teacher-student relation, teacher typology, problems of school failure.
Psychological self-recognition of students, practice of chill-out techniques, experience techniques connected with psychological tests presentation are used in the course of practice.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Interest in the subject.
Learning outcomes and competences:
  Gaining of preconditions to deeper insight and command of psychological determinants of issues bounded to area of pedagogical practice.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. History of psychology. Subject, tasks, branches and methods of psychology.
  2. Socialization, social learning. Psychology of social groups.
  3. Communication. Assertive communication. Uniqueness of pedagogical communication.
  4. Theoretical questions of developmental psychology. Characteristics of stages of development.
  5. Personality from the psychological point of view, its structure.
  6. Cognitive processes I: Biological foundation of the mind. Consciousness. Attention. Perception. Memory.
  7. Cognitive processes II: Thinking. Creativity. Learning.
  8. Motivational, emotional and volitional processes. Positive psychology.
  9. Educational psychology. Personality of pedagogue. Methods and means of education.
  10. Social pathological phenomenons. Behaviour disorders.
  11. Causes of school failure. Specific learning disabilities.
Fundamental literature:
  • Čáp, J., Mareš, J.: Psychologie pro učitele. Praha, Portál, 2001 (in Czech).
  • Fontana, D.: Psychologie ve školní praxi. Příručka pro učitele. Praha, Portál, 1997 (in Czech).
  • Hartl, P., Hartlová, H.: Psychologický slovník. Praha, Portál, 2000 (in Czech).
Study literature:
Controlled instruction:
  Attendance at lectures.