We occupy ourselves with science and research
We explore education, upbringing and learning across the domains of social life.
Evaluating scientific outcomes of the department according to M17+
The research results of our department in 2016 were regarded as excellent according to Metodika M17+, which is a new system used to evaluate research results in the Czech Republic. This evaluation was based on the results of both bibliometric and non-bibliometric analyses.
Two papers written by staff members were rated as excellent by M17+ in the process of rating non-bibliometric research results. These papers are:
Šeďová, K., Švaříček, R., Sedláček, M., Šalamounová, Z. (2016). Jak se učitelé učí: Cestou profesního rozvoje k dialogickému vyučování. [How teachers learn: Professional development as a way to dialogic teaching]
One paper written by a staff member published by an international journal with high impact factor was rated as excellent according to the results of bibliometric analysis and included among the ten papers which achieved this rating. This paper describes the findings of the largest action research on dialogic teaching that has been carried out in the Czech Republic.
Because of its research results in 2016, the Department of Educational Sciences stands first among other Czech departments that examine educational research in the Czech Republic.
Our papers in prestigious impact journals
Do those who talk more learn more? The relationship between student classroom talk and student achievement
Šeďová, K., Sedláček, M. Švaříček, R., Majcík, M., Navrátilová, J., Drexlerová, A., Kychler, J., Šalamounová, Z. (2019). Do those who talk more learn more? The relationship between student classroom talk and student achievement. Learning and Instruction, 63.
The influence of principals on the hidden curriculum of induction
Brücknerová, K., Novotný, P. (2019). The influence of principals on the hidden curriculum of induction. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 47(4), 606–623.
Using process mining to analyze students' quiz-taking behavior patterns in a learning management system
Juhaňák, L., Zounek, J., Rohlíková, L. (2019). Using process mining to analyze students' quiz-taking behavior patterns in a learning management system. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, 496-506.
“You have betrayed us for a little dirty money!” The Prague Spring as seen by primary school teachers
Zounek, J., Šimáně, M., Knotová, D. (2018). “You have betrayed us for a little dirty money!” The Prague Spring as seen by primary school teachers. Paedagogica Historica, 54(3), 320–337.
Our research topics
Books by the Department’s members
Normal life in not so normal times
Zounek, J., Šimáně, M., & Knotová, D. (2017). Normal life in not so normal times. Primary schools and their teachers (not only) during the so-called normalization period. Praha: Wolters Kluwer.
Socialist Primary School as Seen by Eyewitnesses
Zounek, J., Šimáně, M., & Knotová, D. (2017). Socialist Primary School as Seen by Eyewitnesses: Probing teachers’ life in the South Moravia Region. Praha: Wolters Kluwer.