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Basics of Special Pedagogy for Orthotists and Prosthetists - PPPD157K
Title: Základy speciální pedagogiky pro ortotiky a protetiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Social Sciences Foundation in Kinanthropology (51-300000)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/0, MC [HS]
Extent per academic year: 4 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: combined
Teaching methods: combined
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Kamil Kotlík, Ph.D.
PhDr. Mgr. Martin Pěkný, Ph.D.
Interchangeability : PFYZ157
Annotation -
The subject gives a comprehensive knowledge overview from the field of upbringing and education of individuals with different forms of disadvantage. Furthet, the subject presents to students the history of special pedagogy and also with current conception of this subject. The subject also introduces students with particular target groups of different branches of special pedagogy, while the main focus lies in the field of somathopedy and in the concrete special pedagogical methods and approaches. The content of lectures creates also current problems of an education of pupils with health henadicap, health and social disadvantage and special educational needs, where there will be also introduced new methods and trends of upbringing and education of above mentioned groups as well as attitudes of a major society.
Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (06.05.2022)
Aim of the course -

After completing the course, students should understand the importance, the position and the benefit of pedagogy as well as of its subfields in contemporary society. Students should be also able to distinguish the issues of particular subfields of special pedagogy as well as to understand to their mutual interconnectedness. Students shloud also understand to basics of a diagnostics in a special pedagogical praxis. Next to higher-mantioned facts students shloud be able to apply special pedagogical knowledges in their future physiotherapeutical praxis.

Specific expected outcomes:

- student understands the importance of a special pedagogy as well as of its subfields (psychopedy, ethopedy, somathopedy, surdopedy, ophtalmopedy, logopedy etc.) for present as well as for future society

- student knows attitudes and approach of a majority towards individuals with special educational needs in a contemporaneity as well as in a history

- student knows principles as well as main methods of a special-pedagogical diagnostics

- student orients himself/herself in a diagnostical process in the sphere of a special pedagogy

- student understands the importance of a sport and other physical activities for an individual with special educational needs

- student know the terminology of a special pedagogy and uses it actively and purposefully

- student identifies problems, which can occur id the process of a care about people with special educational needs

- student is able to comment critically towards current social issues from the special pedagogical point of view

- student is able to apply main pedagogical and didactic pinciples in the process of a care about people with spceial educational needs

- student is able to modify his/her approach with regard to a specific handicap or need of an individual

- student communicates by a suitable way in the process of a care about people with special educational needs

Last update: Kotlík Kamil, PhDr., Ph.D. (10.11.2023)
Literature -

1. Colker, R. (2013). Disabled Education. New York: New York University Press, 293 pp. ISBN 9780814708101

2. Fischer, S., Škoda.J. (2008). Speciální pedagogika. Praha: Triton, 205 s. ISBN 978-80-7387-014-0

3. Krejčířová, O. a kol. (2005). Problematika zaměstnávání občanů se zdravotním postižením. Praha: Rytmus, 87 s. ISBN 80-903598-1-7

4. Lieberman, L., Houston-Wilson, C. (2017). Strategies for Inclusion. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 232 pp. ISBN 1492517232

5. Mitchell, D. (2013). What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd., 368 p. ISBN 9780415623230

6. Slowík, J. (2016). Speciální pedagogika. Praha: Grada Publishing, 162 s. ISBN 978-80-271-0095-8

7. Titzl, B. (2000). Postižený člověk ve společnosti. Praha: UK-PedF. ISBN 80-86039-90-0

8. Vágnerová, M. (2014). Součansá psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Portál, 815 s. ISBN 978-80-262-0696-5

9. Westwood, P. (2015). Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd., 214 pp. ISBN 9781138022522

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (06.05.2022)
Requirements to the exam -

Credit requirements:

  • written test
Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (06.05.2022)
Syllabus -

1. Special pedagogy as a branch, forming of its current paradigm

2. Principles and methods of specail pedagogy, diagnostics in special pedagogy

3. A reflection of the relation of a society towards disadvanaged people in historical context

4. Traditional and contemporary target groups, inclusion, legislation

5. A formation, a development and a current shape of special institutions supporting disadvantaged people

6. New trends and important legal standards in the field of human righs and an education of disadvantaged people

7. Ways of dealing with consequences of a disability

8. Motor impairments (somatopedy)

9. Special pedagogy of people with the visual impairment

10. Special pedagogy of people with the hearing impairment

11. Special pedagogy of people with the communication impairment

12. Special pedagogy of people with mental disabilities and pervasive disorders

13. Special pedagogy of people with behaviour disorders (ethopedy)

14. Social disadvantage

15. Special needs in education and related disadvantages

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (06.05.2022)
Learning resources -

Lectures of a subject Základy speciální pedagogiky are realized by MS Teams.

Name of the team: Základy speciální pedagogiky (PPPD157)

Code of the team: yu9a2mz

Link to the team:

Study materials (presentations, sources, control tests from particular topics, list of questions etc.) are available in Moodle course.

Name of the course: Zaklady specialni pedagogiky PPPD206, PPPD177, PPPD157

Link to the course:

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (06.05.2022)
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