Course: Theory of Geography and Methodology of Teaching Geography

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Course title Theory of Geography and Methodology of Teaching Geography
Course code KGE/TRG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Kopp Jan, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Dokoupil Jaroslav, Doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course consists of these items: 1.Introduction, main concepts. Basic methodological features of geography. An object and a subject of geography 2.Geography in the system of scientific disciplines. The system of geographical sciences. 3.Geographical organization in a hierarchical structure of reality 4.Basic geographic regularities. History of geography and geographic thought. Geographic paradigms. 5.Theoretical approaches in contemporary geography. 6.Basic forms of geographic research. 7.System Analysis and Synthesis, Synergetic. 8.Region, regionalization and typologies. 9.Models, modelling and geographic prognosis. 10.Mathematical and statistical methods in geography. 11.Geographic Information Systems as an analytical tool. 12.Globalization of the world. Geography in the 21st century.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Discussion, Students' portfolio, Seminar classes, Textual studies
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
To pass the course students are expected to have basic knowledge of physical and human geography
to master theoretical of the basic methods of scientific research - undamental statistical methods,
to master theoretical of the basic methods of scientific research - field investigations,
to master theoretical of the basic methods of scientific research - work with GIS,
to master theoretical of the basic methods of scientific research - cartographic methods,
to master theoretical of the basic methods of scientific research - statistic methods
professional skills
to manage some of the basic methods of scientific research - field investigations,
to manage some of the basic methods of scientific research - work with GIS,
to manage some of the basic methods of scientific research - statistic methods,
to manage some of the basic methods of scientific research - cartographic methods
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
define the basic geographical concepts
include geography into the system of scientific disciplines
characterize particular geographical disciplines and geographical organization in a hierarchical structure of reality
describe the basic geographic regularities and geographical paradigms
describe basic forms of geographic research
to know significant world and Czech geographers
professional skills
use basic forms of geographic research.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Interactive lecture
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
Discussion
Seminar classes
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Interactive lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
general eligibility
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
professional skills
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
general eligibility
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Bašovský, Oliver; Lauko, Viliam. Úvod do regionálnej geografie. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Slovenské pedagogické nakladateĺstvo, 1990. ISBN 80-08-00278-6.
  • Flowerdew, Robin; Martin, David. Methods in human geography : a guide for students doing research projects. Harlow : Longman, 1997. ISBN 0-582-28973-4.
  • Gardavský, Václav; Hampl, Martin. Základy teoretické geografie : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd.. 1. [dotisk] 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Hampl, Martin. Realita, společnost a geografická organizace : hledání integrálního řádu. 1. vyd. [Praha] : DemoArt, 1998. ISBN 80-902154-7-5.
  • Hampl, Martin. Regionální vývoj: specifika české transformace, evropská integrace a obecná teorie. Praha : DemoArt, 2001. ISBN 80-902686-6-8.
  • Hendl, Jan . Kvalitativní výzkum : základní metody a aplikace . Praha, 2005. ISBN 80-7367-040-2.
  • Hendl, Jan . Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat : analýza a metaanalýza dat. Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-123-9.
  • Holt-Jensen, Arild. Geography, history and concepts: a student's guide. London, 1999. ISBN 978-0-7619-6180-2.
  • Johnston, R.J. The dictionary of human geography. Malden : Blackwell Publishing,, 2000. ISBN 0-631-20561-6.
  • Mirvald, Stanislav. Metody geografického výzkumu. [Díl] I.. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Vydavatelství Západočeské univerzity, 1998. ISBN 80-7082-435-2.
  • Skokan, Ladislav. Úvod do teorie geografie. [Díl] II. 1. vyd. Ústí nad Labem : Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity J. E. Purkyně, 1999. ISBN 80-7044-229-8.
  • Skokan, Ladislav. Úvod do teorie geografie. I.. Vyd. 2. Ústí nad Labem : Univerzita J.E. Purkyně, 2003. ISBN 80-7042-482-7.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (15) Biology courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (13) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (13) Biology courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (1) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Sciences (11-1,2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (15) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (14) Biology courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (13) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (15) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (14) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (15) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (14) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (15) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (1) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (15) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (14) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (14) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (13) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (13) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (13) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 3 Summer