Course: Classroom Observation

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Course title Classroom Observation
Course code CBG/NAPGN
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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) - 5 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 2 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
to list the teaching methods and organisation forms and describe their specifics, pros and cones
to describe the possibilities of convenient motivation for geographic topics
to describe the possibiities of evaluation of pupils and their outputs
to list the teaching aid and explain their asset
professional skills
to analyze the position of geography in curriculum documents
to define the aims of lesson
put together the preparation for lesson with all necessities
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to describe the influence of teaching methods and organisation forms on pupils activisation and motivation
to explain the mechanism of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and give examples from lessons
to explain the ways of evaluation and give examples from lessons
to describe the timing and structure of lessons and give examples
professional skills
to analyze the lesson according to choice of teaching methods, organisation forms, timing, evaluation etc.
to analyze teh lesson according to the content (correctness, appropriateness to age of pupils, didactical transformation etc.)
to evaluate selected teaching situations and to vindicate the evaluation by relevant arguments
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Individual study
assessment methods
Individual presentation at a seminar
Seminar work
professional skills
Skills demonstration during field trip
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.
  • Čábalová, Dagmar. Pedagogika. Vyd. 1. Praha : Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-2993-0.
  • Janík, T. Didaktické znalosti obsahu a jejich význam pro oborové didaktiky, tvorbu kurikula a učitelské vzdělávání. Pedagogický výzkum v teorii a praxi. Brno : Paido, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7315-186-7.
  • Kalhous, Z., Obst, O. Školní didaktika. Praha, Portál, 2002.
  • 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.
  • Petty, Geoffrey. Moderní vyučování. 6., rozš. a přeprac. vyd. Praha : Portál, 2013. ISBN 978-80-262-0367-4.
  • Průcha, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. 4., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha : Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-503-5.
  • Skalková, Jarmila. Obecná didaktika : vyučovací proces, učivo a jeho výběr, metody, organizační formy vyučování. Praha : Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1821-7.
  • ŠUPKA, J. aj. Didaktika geografie I. PF MU Brno, 1993.

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