Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Educational Psychology

IPSO Acad. year 2019/2020 Winter semester 5 credits

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, the process of learning, teacher-student relation, teacher typology, problems of school failure.
Psychological self-recognition of students, the practice of chill-out techniques, experience techniques connected with psychological tests presentation are used in the course of practice.


Jílek Martin, Ing. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction



Examination (oral)

Time span

52 hrs lectures

Assessment points

100 exam




Fiľová Petra, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)
Jílek Martin, Ing. (DFL FEEC BUT)


Fiľová Petra, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Gaining of preconditions to deeper insight and command of psychological determinants of issues bounded to the area of pedagogical practice.

Learning objectives

The course provides students basic orientation in the terminology of psychology and main psychological concepts. It should help them with forming of psychological insight into a problem that they will be able to use in their pedagogical praxis as well as in personal life.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Interest in the subject.

Study literature

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).

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: the 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. The personality of the pedagogue. Methods and means of education.
  10. Social pathological phenomenon. Behaviour disorders.
  11. Causes of school failure. Specific learning disabilities.

Controlled instruction

Attendance at lectures.


Monlecturelectures T12/SD1.52 09:0012:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Fiľová

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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