The Department regularly holds courses designed for primary and secondary school teachers. The courses are accredited within the next step education of pedagogical staff scheme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. We are currently offering the following courses:

Current courses 

Currently, we provide two on-line teachers' courses. Course study materials include field-based videos, study texts and slides with explanatory audiotracks.

Mineral identification

Using specific examples, we explain how to use mineralogical characteristics to identify our samples, we introduce important minerals that are commonly found in nature and highlight cases which some minerals may be confused for others. This course features PowerPoint files with an audio commentary. 

Teaching geology in the field

In this course, we take you on field trips to introduce important geological phenomena at important localities. On video, our staff members point out what to look out for in the field and how structures and features can be interpreted in the rock record.

Past courses

  • Geology and society
  • Topic: Groundwater - humanity's most precious resource
  • Date: 11.12.2021
  • Global mineral resources and their sources 
    Topic: Utilisation of the on-line game "The Briefcase" in teaching
    Date: 6.11.2021
  • Mineral identification
    Date: 25.1.2020
  • Mineral identification
    Date: 23.11.2019
  • Modern viewpoints in current geology
    Topic: New worldwide trends in Geology teaching

    Date: 7.9.2019
  • Geological field trip for pedagogical staff 
    Topic: how to build a mineral collection - methodology

    Date: 3.10, 20.10, 10.11 2018
  • Modern viewpoints in current geology 
    Topic: Uranium

    Date: 8. 9. 2018
  • Geology/biology field trip 
    Date: 21. 4. 2018
  • Modern viewpoints in current geology
    Topic: Natural resource and energy potential of the Czech Republic

    Date: 25. listopadu 2017
  • Practical fossil identification - Vertebrates
    Date: 14. 10. 2017
  • Practical fossil identification - plants and invertebrates
    Date: 9. 9. 2017
  • Geological field trip for pedagogical staff
    Date: 1. 4. 2017
  • Past and present - life on Earth 
    Topic: Big mass extinctions 
    Date: 25. 2. 2017
  • Modern viewpoints in current geology 
    Topic: Earth's geodynamics – exogenic processes
    Date: 3. 12. 2016
  • Geology and society
    Topic: Water cycle and sources on Earth 
    Date: 15. 10. 2016
  • Past and present – Life on Earth
    Topic: The development of the planet and the life on it 
    Date: 10. 9. 2016
  • Modern viewpoints in current geology
    Topic: Earth's geodynamics
    Date: 4. 6. 2016
  • Practical rock identification
    Date: 9. 4. 2016
  • Mineral identification course
    Date: 2. 4. 2016

    and more...

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