Course details

Educational Psychology

IPSO Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

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.


Jílek Martin, Ing. (DFL FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction



Examination (oral)

Time span

52 hrs lectures

Assessment points

100 exam


Cabinet of additional pedagogical studies (KDPS DFL FEEC BUT)


Fiľová Petra, Mgr. (DFL FEEC BUT)
Švandová Magdalena, 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 area of pedagogical practice.

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.

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: 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.

Controlled instruction

Attendace at lectures.

Course inclusion in study plans

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