Project Aims of the project: Development of a new course of further professional education of technical workers. Preparation of e-learning study material freely available via network of the Centre of Education of the Liberec Region. Development of cooperation of the Centre of Continuing Education at the TUL, Centre of Education of the Liberec Region and enterprises in the Liberec Region.
Project Specific outputs: Development of electronic study materials for 5 modules, which are a part of the course Opening and realization of a pilot course Making available study text through network of the Centre of Education of the Liberec Region
Elementary course information The course is intended for graduates in technical or scientific specializations, who work as managers in small and medium enterprises. The objective of the course is to inform students about: elementary issues of psychological and social disciplines main techniques of communication and work with people
Elementary course information Characteristics of the course: The course has been divided in five modules in the extent of 8 to 32 hours of in-class learning. Each module represents at least 10 hours of work with the electronic study environment and 40 hours of independent studies.
Elementary course information The course has two semesters, with in- class learning ensured at weekends, 6 weekend days per each semester Examinations (e) are organized in form of a test or a semester thesis and an oral examination Credits (c) in form of a test or a semester thesis or active participation in practical training
Study plan Name of subject Number of teaching hours and completion 1 st semester2 nd semester Introduction to psychology16 e Introduction to social psychology16 e Introduction to sociology 8 c Social communication824 c + e Psychology in the economic practice 24 e Total number of teaching hours48 Examinations and credits2 + 1
Electronic study material The elementary study support is electronic study material developed in the study environment Moodle. The aim of the study support is making available elementary study text, information on studies And enabling mainly the following activities: discussion among participants consulting with the tutor preparation and submitting of semestral theses feedback activities
Information on the pilot course The pilot course was launched on 3 November, therefore we can only focus on results of input questionnaires 23 students entered the course, 20 of them submitted the entrance questionnaire They study mainly due to professional reasons They have learned about the course mainly from websites They evaluate their input knowledge of psychology by average mark 3 (1 – 5, 1 the best)
Information on the pilot course Average age of students is 33 years; average length of their practice in branch is 10 years 14 students graduated in higher education institutions, others in secondary schools