Popularization of Science and Technology 1

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Course Unit Code450-2064/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MAC37Ing. Zdeněk Macháček, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject of Popularization of Science and Technology builds on the knowledge and skills obtained by the student during his studies and actively outside his own studying. This knowledge and skills should be passed on by the lessons learned during the periodical practical activities aimed especially at children and young people interested in technical education. Furthermore, the student's task is to engage in popularization activities and possible research, which are presented to the general public by the University, respectively the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science together with practical demonstrations related to teaching and research at the Faculty.
Active participation of the student in the popularization of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics is supposed.
Student will learn the correct methods of lecturing and he can improve his soft skills in teaching and presentation.
Further, the student obtains the knowledge of communication and especially the correct expression in specifying the technical problem at the basic principle level.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Learning outcomes of the course is to improve students' practical skills acquired through the popularization of science and technology, for example leisure time activities.
Skills and competences within the subject:
• identification of the problem and ability to explain the basic principle for solving the problem
• ability to work effectively with information sources
• ability to use the tools for sub-task solving
• ability to manage the solution of a sub-task within a lesson
• ability to communicate and improve soft skills and presentations
• ability of a didactic approach to solving and explaining a technical problem
Course Contents
Safety and regulatory training in the laboratory for teaching leisure time activities and applied research
Training of participants in the teaching of leisure time activities and applied research
The content of the lessons in leisure time activities according to the age and the given research topic
Finalizing the training by the competition or by the final task for the participants with result presenting the results
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Local safety regulations of a laboratory or classroom where leisure time activities and applied research are practiced
Operating order of the laboratory or classroom, where the teaching of leisure time activities and applied research are practiced
Teaching materials in the form of a basic curriculum and elaborated learning texts
Místní bezpečnostní předpisy laboratoře nebo učebny, ve které se vykonává výuka volnočasových aktivit a aplikovaný výzkum
Provozní řád laboratoře nebo učebny, ve které se vykonává výuka volnočasových aktivit a aplikovaný výzkum
Výukové materiály ve formě základní osnovy a vypracovaných výukových textů
Recommended Reading:
Possibility of popularizing science and technology in leisure time activities is based on knowledge and literature from at least some of the following specializations:
• basics of mathematics,
• basics of physics
• design of mechanisms and machine parts
• EV3, Scratch,
• C-SHARP, JAVA, ROBOT-C, PLC,
• fundamentals of electrical engineering, electronics design, electronics development,
• sensors, measuring instruments
• basics of didactics

For more information of learning topics, see Web page:
http://krouzkykybernetiky.vsb.cz
Pro studium předmětu, resp. možnost popularizace vědy a techniky ve volnočasových aktivitách se předpokládají znalosti a literatura alespoň z některých následujících odborných zaměření:
• základy matematiky,
• základy fyziky
• konstruování mechanismů a strojních částí
• programovací výukové prostředí EV3, Scratch,
• programování C-SHARP, JAVA, ROBOT-C, PLC,
• základy elektrotechniky, návrh elektroniky, vývoj elektroniky,
• senzory, měřicí přístroje
• základy didaktiky
Bližší informace o jednotlivých výukových tématech viz. internetová stránka:
http://krouzkykybernetiky.vsb.cz
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Seminars, Individual consultations, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
CreditCredit