Course detail

Educational Psychology

FIT-IPSOAcad. year: 2020/2021

Course represents introduction to psychological studies. It is focused on methodology of psychology, Personality psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive and general psychology, pedagogical psychology and neurophysiological basis of human brain. Psychological testing, discussion above case studies are involved.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students define basic psychological terms, subjects of study of psychological subdisciplines. Students define all cognitive processes and states. Students explain psychological mechanisms of Freudian model of Personality, behavioristic model of personality and humanistic Rogerian model of Self. In aplication of case studies students interpret unappropriate behavior of young adolescent students in adecvate psychological terms and formulate suitable pedagogical intervention with major psychological profit of student.


Interest in the subject.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Elektronické studijní opory/texty dostupne na
Serfontein, G.: Potíže dětí s učením a chováním. Praha: Portál, 1999.
Míček, L., Zeman, V.: Učitel a stres. Brno: FFMU, 1992,  Opava: 1997.
Mareš, J., Křivohlavý, J.: Komunikace ve škole. Brno: MU, 1995.
Macek, P.: Adolescence. Psychologické a sociální charakteristiky dospívajících. Praha: Portál, 1999.
Hartl, P., Hartlová, H.: Psychologický slovník. Praha: Portál, 2000.
Hartl, P., Hartlová, H.: Psychologický slovník. Praha: Portál, 2000.
Kolář, M.: Skrytý svět šikanování ve školách. Praha: Portál, 1997.
Sternberg, R.J.: Kognitivní psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2002.
Čáp, J.: Rozvíjení osobnosti a způsob výchovy. Praha: ISV, 1996.
Plháková, A.: Učebnice obecné psychologie. Praha: Academia, 2003.
Electronic student-texts available on w (
Fontana, D.: Psychologie ve školní praxi. Přiručka pro učitele. Praha: Portál, 1997.
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 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.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Final test and oral examination.

Classification of course in study plans

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

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer 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.