The Institute for Primary and Pre-Primary Education trains nursery school teachers and teachers of lower levels of primary schools, concerning individual specializations as well as didactics, within both BA and MA degree programmes. These programmes cover all aspects of primary and pre-school teaching from both theoretical and practical perspectives; main emphasis is given to pedagogical and psychological disciplines and to the linguistic and information-technological preparation, and, first and foremost, to the development of creativity and of skills necessary for music, artistic, physical and technical activities. Practice in relevant institutions is a crucial part of the studies at the department.
The results of the research activities carried out by the academic staff, focused mainly on the education of pre-school and younger age school children are regularly presented at local as well as international conferences and they are published in scientific journals. The members of the institute are also authors of renowned monographs, published regularly within prestigious publishing houses in the Czech Republic.
Among other activities of the istitute is the organization of seminars and workshops where representatives of other primary and pre-school education departments and institutions are trained within undergraduate and postgraduate preparation as well as within further education. The department also cooperates with specialized institutions, such as pedagogical-psychological advisory centres, special primary schools, etc.
As for international cooperation, the department maintains contacts with the universities across Europe, e.g. in Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Slovenia, Turkey, etc. The cooperation concerns students and academic staff exchange, research teamwork and publication of collective research results. Within further training and educational activities for teachers, the department has also developed intensive cooperation with international institutions, such as European Council or the Teachers International Professional Development Programme with its seat in Great Britain.
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