Courses provided by the Department of Pre-primary and Primary Pedagogy

Primary education


Mgr. Jaroslav Pěnička


6 credits

Type: Lecture
Repetition: Every week
Schedule: Thursday 16:15 (1.5h) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Primary education
Time: Feb 25, 2021 04:15 PM Prague Bratislava

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Meeting ID: 488 817 2470


The course Primary education aims to build and develop the pedagogical thinking of student teachers with an increased accent on primary education (ISCED1). The course explores parallels between education in general and the specific situation of a teacher on the primary level education. Through seminars, students together create an ideal/imaginary course on which they participate. The main thematic lines of the course include classroom management, classroom planning, pupil motivation, interdisciplinary teaching, pupil evaluation and teacher professional development. The main thematic lines are viewed in three different perspectives which affect the work of the teacher – teacher, pupil and legislative framework. The thematic blocks are divided into two parts; within the first part, students in groups together formulate their views on the issue and present their views to other groups. In the second part, students adjust their positions based on the study of theoretical, popular science literature and legislative documents from their countries of origin. At the end of the course, students reflect the acquired knowledge and experience with a focus on their current perception of themselves as a teacher and formulate their professional challenges.


  • classroom management
  • classroom planning
  • pupil motivation
  • interdisciplinary teaching
  • pupil evaluation 
  • teacher professional development

Teaching methods

Lessons are conducted through a colloquial discussion and students´presentations


Course completion requirements

Active participation 30%

Reflexive diary 20%

Short theoretical essay-based study literature provided by the teacher 30%

Final reflection 20%

The grades are awarded according to the scale completed with honours of
usable at Charles University.