Psychology of Learning in Adult Education

Psychology of Learning in Adult Education

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Šteh Barbara

The content is selected from the following thematic areas, whereas particular emphasis is given to the contents of the first three and the last thematic topic:
- the types and models of communication; personal and psychosocial aspects of communication; the communication skills of adult educators (active listening, giving and receiving feedback, successful leading of a learning conversation and various types of discussion, assertive communication, conflict resolution, mediation, leading a counselling interview...); developing communication skills and planning training for successful communication in connection with experiential learning; the process of reflection and metacommunication;
- supervision in the professional development;
- the structure and the dynamics of learning groups, leadership styles, learning in groups, cooperative learning and teamwork;
- the personal and emotional factors of learning, mental health and learning; self-image and self-esteem; the role of counsellors and various institutions in providing psychosocial support for adult learners, taking into account personality factors and protecting mental health;
- the models of developing successful learning strategies and enhancing self-regulated learning;
- psychology of creativity; encouraging creativity, planning, implementing and critically analysing various ways of developing creativity;
- the psychological foundations of developing attitudes, stereotypes, prejudice and values; the theoretical models (behavioural, humanistic, cognitive-constructivist), their application within the models of encouraging moral learning; nonviolent communication;
- the psychological aspects of (self-) evaluation and the assessment of learning outcomes; formative and peer assessment.