Course: Classroom Observation

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Course title Classroom Observation
Course code CBG/NAPGB
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pluháčková Markéta, Mgr.
Course content
The students visit 5 geography lessons at elementary or high schools. Students observe the lessons and they analyse the timing of the lessons, teaching methods, organisation forms, how to motivate pupils and how to evaluate pupils. The students evaluate the lessons during the discussion with teacher and in seminar work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Internship, Individual study
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
to explain the basic terms for lesson description
to describe the basic structure of the lesson
professional skills
to recognize the key moments and situations during the lesson
to observe the lesson as a complex set of teacher and pupils activities
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to list the most common methods, organisation forms and evaluate their pros and cones
to describe the way how to motivate students/pupils and give examples
to describe the way ho to evaluate the students/pupils
professional skills
to evaluate the formal (methods, orgnisation forms, motivation, evaluation) part of the geography lesson
to evaluate the content part of the geography lesson
to give reasons and examples for evaluation of the formal and content part of the lessons
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Individual study
assessment methods
Continuous assessment
Individual presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Skills demonstration during field trip
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Catling, Simon; Willy, Tessa. Teaching primary geography. 2011. ISBN 978-1-8444-5192-0.
  • Čábalová, Dagmar. Pedagogika pro učitele - modul B. null. V Plzni : Západočeská univerzita, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7043-593-9.
  • KALHOUS, Z., OBST, O. Školní didaktika.. null. Praha: Portál,, 2002. ISBN 80-7178-253-X.
  • Kühnlová, Hana. Kapitoly z didaktiky geografie. Praha : Karolinum, 1999. ISBN 80-7184-995-2.
  • Lambert, David; Morgan, John. Teaching geography 11-18 : a conceptual approach. First edition. 2010. ISBN 978-0-335-23448-6.
  • Mísařová, Darina; Hercik, Jan. Kapitoly z didaktiky geografie 1. Olomouc, 2013. ISBN 978-80-244-3849-8.
  • Petty, Geoffrey. Moderní vyučování. Praha : Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-978-X.
  • ŠUPKA, J. aj. Didaktika geografie I. PF MU Brno, 1993.

Study plans that include the course
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