COURSE GOALS: Understanding and correct usage of basic concepts/terms in pedagogy which are a frame of reference for communication in the teaching profession. Understanding of basic pedagogical trends and historical development of theoretical concepts of education that have influenced practical work in education. Understanding the basic methodological paradigms which are a starting point for the research of pedagogical phenomena and practical activities. Ability to apply theoretical concepts in analyzing school practices.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
The course contributes to the following learning outcomes at the program level:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.6. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of new insights into contemporary physics and chemistry teaching methods and strategies
1.8. integrate physics and chemistry content knowledge with knowledge of pedagogy, psychology, didactics and teaching methods courses
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.4. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments
2.10. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning and promotes continuing development of pupils' skills and knowledge
3. MAKING JUDGEMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data
3.3. reflect and critically evaluate performed classes
3.4. accept responsibilities in planning and managing teaching duties
3.5. demonstrate professional integrity and ethical behaviour in work with pupils and colleagues
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics, chemistry and education
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development.
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Define basic pedagogical terms: education, socialization, intentional and non-intentional education, pedagogical communication.
2. Analyze and compare different approaches to defining basic terms.
3. Describe and explain various directions in educational theory.
4. Understanding the application of educational theory in school practice.
5. Apply, analyze and connect terms of the course content with problems within the teaching course in later studying (Didactics, Methodology).
6. Judge and assess which known method is optimal for solving problems in school practice.
Lectures per weeks (15 weeks in total):
1. Educational science
2. History of Pedagogy
4. Education and socialization
5. The power and limits of education
6. Objectives, content and areas of education
7. Principles, strategies and methods of education
8. Education in family
9. Education in school: educational classes and relationships among students in class
10. Dealing with students that are difficult to bring up
11. Internalized and externalized forms of behavior
12. Communication in education
13. Media influences on education
14. Education outside of family and school
15. Alternative concepts of education and the challenges of education in the future
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must solve 50% of the written exams (two times in the semester) and 50 % of homework.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Grading and assessing the work of students during the semesters:
* Two written exams
* Home works
Grading at the end of semester:
* final oral exam
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- Lenzen, D. (2002). Vodič za studij znanosti o odgoju. Zagreb: Educa. (odabrana poglavlja).
- Konig, E. i Zedler, P. (2001). Teorije znanosti o odgoju. Zagreb: Educa.
- Hall, K. , Murphy, P. and Soler, J. (2008). Pedagogy and practice. London: SAGE.
- Giesecke, H. (2003). Uvod u pedagogiju. Zagreb: Educa.