Course code Peda6061

Credit points 3

Pedagogy and Work Psychology II

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation13.12.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics and Design

Course developer

author Mehānikas un dizaina institūts

Vija Dišlere

Dr. paed.

Prior knowledge

Peda6060, Pedagogy and Work Psychology I

Course abstract

Assessment of peculiarities of adult education. Value of life and health. Promotion of wellness. Teaching/learning process in organizations and its assessment. Assessment of IT usage experience. Assessment of study materials, instructions and they’re composing experience. Work psychology. Psychosocial work and training environment. Work analysis. Psychosomatics. Burnout at work. Assessment of study quality. Assessment of civil protection teaching/learning quality in organization.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• knowledge: understand and able to explain the labour and civil protection teaching methods and work psychology, pillars of education of 21st century and wellness development - .Test 1, 2.
• skills: able to plan, organize and run workshops and instructions on work safety, work out methodology, decrease formation of formal attitude towards work and civil protection - Workshops, seminars.
• competence: able to evaluate teaching/learning quality and develop it; assess impact of psycho-emotional factors on work safety; choose non-formal and informal kinds of education for development of one’s knowledge, skills and competence - Independent homework.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Evaluation of the use of pedagogical and work psychology knowledge in instruction and preparation of study materials.
2 Evaluation of safe, healthy and sustainable work and well-being at work. Understanding the concept of well-being in practice.
3 Seminar: Assessment of the impact of psycho-emotional risk factors. Evaluation of attitudes towards normative materials.
4 Assessment of teaching methods and use of information technologies; assessment of teaching methodological materials.
5 Psychology of work. Personality and work. Work analysis: process; staff; context; working hours (micro, mezo, exo).
6 Small group work: instructions and presentations, their evaluation.
7 Examination. Evaluation of course studies and suggestions for further improvement.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Oral exam or cumulative assessment of semester work.
The cumulative assessment of the semester work consists of:
1. Attendance of contact lessons.
2. Participation in seminars and workshops during the lessons, which will be evaluated by the "pass / fail".
3. Passed 2 tests, what will be evaluated in the 10-balls system.
4. Prepared, presented and defended independent homework, which is evaluated with a grade of 10 grade system.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independently prepared and defended theory review - presentation on pedagogical-psychological aspects of labour protection training.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The exam will be evaluated in the 10-balls system.

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Understanding pedagogical-psychological aspects of labour protection training.
2. Ability to discuss and argue your point of view.
3. Presentation skills.
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 II