Course code Peda6060

Credit points 1

Pedagogy and Work Psychology I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation13.12.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Iveta Kokle-Narbuta

Dr. paed.

Course abstract

Conceptions of pedagogy. Peculiarities of adult education. Pedagogically psychological aspects of labour safety studies. Methodology of labour protection training. Usage of IT in studies. Study materials, instructions and they’re composing. Organisational and study environment. Managing of study quality. Industrial-organisational and occupational psychology. Process of work, load and analysis. Psychosomatic. Stress. Burnout at work.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: Understanding and being able to explain the teaching methods used in labour and civil protection, the promotion of work psychology and well-being - Practical workshops, seminars.
• Skills: is able to analyse and evaluate the quality of labor protection training and the impact of psycho-emotional factors on work safety - Practical works, seminars.
• Competence: demonstrates the ability to use knowledge in practice and is able to develop a non-formal education program in labor protection - Independent Home Work.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction. Basic concepts. The control of the acquiring the study subject and the information sources to be used.
2 The peculiarities of adult education. Learning process, goals, interaction between teacher and student. Feedback on learning.
3 Seminar: pedagogical-psychological aspects of teaching.
4 Teaching Methods: monological, dialogical and research. Choice of method according to the specifics of labor protection.
5 Ethical and aesthetic learning conditions. Use of Information Technology. Methodological materials, instructions.
6 Small group work: presentations, evaluation.
7 Test. Assessment of course study progress and suggestions for improvement. The idea of pedagogical practice.

Requirements for awarding credit points

The test. Cumulative assessment of semester work.

The cumulative assessment of the semester's work consists of:
1. Attendance of contact lessons.
2. Participation in workshops and seminars during classes - tests and case studies, which will be evaluated by the "pass / fail".
3. Independent home-work, what will be evaluated by the "pass / fail".

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independently prepared and submitted non-formal education program for work safety.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Understanding of the pedagogical-psychological aspects of labor protection training.
2. Compliance of the developed program with the set requirements.
3. Ability to discuss and argue your opinion.
4. The skills of the self-organization of work - inclusion in deadlines.

Compulsory reading

1. Darba aizsardzības apmācību metodes. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 116 lpp. 2. Garleja R. Darbs, organizācija un psiholoģija. Rīga: RaKA, 2010. 205 lpp. 3. Psihosociālā darba vide. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība; Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Labklājības ministrija, 2010. 157 lpp. 4. Darba apstākļi un veselība darbā. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība; Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Labklājības ministrija, 2010. 162 lpp.

Further reading

1. Mācīšanās ir zelts. Learning the treasure within. Rīga: UNESCO Latvijas Nacionālā komisija, 2001. 255 lpp. 2. Briede B., Pēks L. Ekoloģiskā pieeja izglītībā. Jelgava: LLU, IMI, 2011. 160 lpp. Sērija Izglītības ekoloģija. 3. Work psychology: an introduction to human behaviour in the workplace. Edited by L. Matthewman ... [et al.]. Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 388 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Published by John Wiley and Sons. ISSN (printed): 0963-1798. ISSN (electronic): 2044-8325. Pieejams LLU FB abonētajā datubāzē “Wiley Online Library” 2. Zeitschrift fuer Arbeitspsychologie und praktische Psychologie im allgemeinen. 3. Eiropas Darba drošības un veselības aizsardzības aģentūras nacionālā nacionālā kontaktpunkta Latvijā mājas lapa.


Study course: Pedagogy and Work Psychology I