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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Psychology of Learning - N832017
Title: Psychologie učení
Guaranteed by: Department of Education and Human Sciences (832)
Actual: from 2016
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: High Radka PhDr. Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: TAJ832 (20.11.2013)
The course provides a theoretical framework for effective learning and teaching. It contains the latest findings of several psychological disciplines, mainly of cognitive psychology and psychology of personality.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

1. apply the theoretical psychological principles to the teaching of chemistry

2. create conditions for effective learning and teaching

3. analyze the causes of educational failure

Literature -
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R: Nolen, S. ed.: Psychologie Atkinsonové a Hilgarda. Praha, Portál, 2011, ISBN 978-80-262-0083-3

R: Kosíková,V.:Psychologie ve vzdělávání.Praha,Grada,2011,ISBN 978-80-247-2433-1

A: Hill, G.: Moderní psychologie. Praha, Portál, 2004, ISBN 80-7178-641-1

A: Sternberg, R.J.: Kognitivní psychologie. Praha, Portál, 2003, ISBN 978-80-247-2433-1

A: Durso, F.T. ed.: Handbook of Applied Cognition. N.Y., J.Willey, 2008, ISBN 978-0-470-01534-6

Learning resources -
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Syllabus -
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1. Importance of learning. Biological maturation and learning. Transfer. Interference.

2. Types of learning. Cognitive processes. Overview of factors affecting learning. Educational implications.

3. Attention and performance. Theorie of selective attention. Perception. Imagination.

4. Memory. Types of memory. Memory development. Theories of forgetting. Memory strategies.

5. Thinking. Problem Solving. Judgement. Decision making. Relationship between language and thought.

6. Emotions. Theories of emotion. Relationship of emotion and cognitive processes. Emotions and learning.

7. Optimum conditions for learning. Biological rhythms. Effects of stress on learning. Coping strategies.

8. Personality and individual differences. Structure of personality. Influence of temperament on learning.

9. Abilities. Intelligence. Specific Abilities. Theorie of inteligence. Problem of measuring inteligence.

10.Motivation. Theories of motivation. Motivation for learning. Development of specific interests.

11.Self-regulation of behaviour. Self-concept. Moral qualities of personality. Obedience to autority.

12.Learning and conditioning. Operant conditioning. Coaching and mentoring. Performance in groups.

13.Observational learning.

14.Piaget´s theory. Vygotsky´s theory. Educational implications.

Registration requirements -
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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0,5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 20