Course: Facilitation skills and group dynamics

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Course title Facilitation skills and group dynamics
Course code KTV/4066
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Svatoš Vladimír, PaedDr.
  • Kovařík David, Mgr.
  • Kostínek Jiří, Mgr.
Course content
Themes of the lectures and seminars: 1. Introduction to the subject, basic terminology 2. Facilitation 3. Facilitating versus expert attitude. 4. Kolb cycle of learning 5. Principles of program indication. 6. Communication, communication styles. 7. Game or model situation as a tool for development - facilitation in group. 8. Social groups - their kinds, role of individuals in the group, group dynamics. 9. Dynamic role, team role 10. Games and exercises introduction 11. Rules setting 12. Facilitation skills training - facilitation in the group

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Facilitation skills are basic skills that should handle the trainer that works with any group of participants. The course topics are covering a group, group dynamics, social and functional role. Other parts are then facilitation principles and practical training in facilitation skills. Finally, students have the opportunity to practically test marketing group activities. The course provides a sufficiently deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills in-group work.
After passing this subject the students gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills while working with group. They can use this knowledge for role identification in the group. They can work with the group - to unite and strengthen the group structure. They will be able to improve their own communication abilities and communication in the group.
The student must have knowledge from psychology and sociology, from Experiential Pedagogy.

Assessment methods and criteria
Attendance 75 % , to pass credit test from taught issues, practical exam
Recommended literature
  • ČINČERA, J. Práce s hrou: Pro profesionály. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2007..
  • FRANC, D., ZOUDKOVÁ, D., MARTIN, A. Učení zážitkem a hrou: Praktická příručka instruktora. Brno: Computer Press, a.s. 2007..
  • HANUŠ, R., CHYTILOVÁ, L. Zážitkově pedagogické učení.. Praha: Grada, 2009.
  • NEUMAN, J. Dobrodružné hry a cvičení v přírodě. Praha: Portál, 2007..
  • SVATOŠ, V., LEBEDA, P. Outdoor training pro manažery a firemní týmy.. Praha: Grada, 2005.
  • ZAHRÁDKOVÁ, E. Teambuilding - cesta k efektivní spolupráci, Praha: Portál, 2005..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Physical Education and Sport (A14) Physical education and sport 2 Summer