Psychology

Master Programme for Subject Teachers in Serbia 2013
School Violence Prevention
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 4.00

Course objectives: To sensitize students to the problem of school violence, to develop their ability to recognize and measure instances of violence in schools, to acqaint them with basic theoretical approaches to understanding violence as well as with the results of both domestic and foreign research studies, to acquaint students with the measures for the prevention of violence and in particular with school programmes for the prevention of violence.

Course description: Theoretical instruction Specifying instances of school violence and their respective forms. Measuring violence. The scope of school violence and its incidence in relation to students’characteristics and school context. Theoretical approaches to understanding violence. Measures against school violence. School programmes for the prevention of violence and their evaluation. Practical instruction Data gathering through interviews and questionnaires about violence in schools (the scope of its different forms, reaction to violence or prevention measures), presenting and analyzing the results obtained.

Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to recognize instances of school violence, understand their causes and objectively ascertain their forms and scope, undertake basic measures with the aim of intervening and preventing violence.

Literature/Reading:
  • Popadić, Dragan (2009). Nasilje u školama. Beograd: Institut za psihologiju, UNICEF.
  • Gašić-Pavišić, S. (2004a): Nasilje u školi i mogućnosti prevencije; u S. Krnjajić (ur.), Socijalno ponašanje učenika (193-223). Beograd: Institut za pedagoška istraživanja.
  • Gašić-Pavišić, S. (2004b): Mere i programi za prevenciju nasilja u školi; u S. Joksimović (ur.): Zbornik Instituta za pedagoška istraživanja 36 (168-188). Beograd: Institut za pedagoška istraživanja.
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