Course detail

Educational Psychology

FIT-IPSOAcad. year: 2019/2020

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


Interest in the subject.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Elektronické studijní opory/texty dostupne na
Hartl, P., Hartlová, H.: Psychologický slovník. Praha: Portál, 2000.
Fontana, D.: Psychologie ve školní praxi. Přiručka pro učitele. Praha: Portál, 1997.
Čáp, J., Mareš, J.: Psychologie pro učitele. Praha: Portál, 2001.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


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.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit



52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  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.