Selected Topics in Didactics II

Selected Topics in Didactics II

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Kalin Janica

1. Didactic theories: educational-theoretical, teaching-theoretical and cybernetic didactics, didactics as the theory of curriculum and didactics as the critical theory of teaching communication

2. Quality of educational work includes:
- Planning educational work
- Factors of ensuring quality, monitoring quality of instruction
- Assessing and evaluating knowledge: external knowledge assessment, problem of descriptive and numerical assessments

3. Classroom management:
- Class teacher roles and tasks, class dynamics and characteristics, elements of class climate and school culture
- Classroom management strategies; participation of pupils
- Planning work with a class; the role of teachers' assembly, planning the programme of class community life and work
- Methodology of monitoring and evaluating class management

4. Teacher's professional development:
- Defining professional development in teaching profession
- Theories of professional development
- Components of new professionalism
- Factors of encouraging and hindering professional development
- Planning teachers' professional development, school as a learning organization