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Homeland Study and Its Methodology at Czech Schools

Alena Matušková

Katedra geografie, Pedagogická fakulta Západočeské univerzity v Plzni, Veleslavínova 42, 306 19 Plzeň, Czechia

The article focuses on teaching methods suitable for homeland study at the first level of primary schools. Specific functions and features of this subject are defined. At the moment, a new complex methodological approach is being introduced and basic norms for homeland study are created (standards, syllabuses, etc.). The necessity of upgrading teachers' theoretical background is strongly emphasized with geographical concepts playing the key role. In order to improve the homeland studies at primary level, expansion of modern teaching methods to teachers training colleges is needed.