Other activities


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Projects in Progress

Our Department is currently involved in the following projects:

OP VVV Undergraduate Education – “Learning to Teach Together”, Reg. No. CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/16_038/0006783 (2018 – 2020)

The link to the interactive map of schools created within the project is available here.

The educational material to the course on drug prevention is available here.

In 2018, the Summer Film School was organised as a part of the project four times and several short films were created during the school.

OP VVV – A 21st Century University – A Quality, Modern and Open Institution – KA07 JEPU Consultancy Centre, Prevention of Study Failure, Reg. No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_015/0002408 (2017 – 2022)

Finished Projects

NORWEGIAN FUNDS Project (2014 – 2017)

Physical Activity As a Part of Treatment of Psychiatric Patients

CZ – 09 Czech-Norwegian Research Programme
ID 7F14500

Norwegian Funds programme for 2009 – 2014

The project on Physical Activity as a Part of Treatment of Psychiatric Patients, in short “PsychPat” is drafted as an interdisciplinary study on the boundary of health, social sciences and humanities.
Its objective is to extend scientific, research and innovation cooperation between a Czech and a Norwegian research organisation in the basic and applied research – represented by the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem in the Czech Republic and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo in Norway. The project is based on the results of Czech and foreign studies that have examined the effect of physical activity on the health of long-term mentally ill people in psychiatric institutions. The purpose of the project is to follow in the existing research work in this area in the Czech Republic and Norway and to contribute with new knowledge based on research work.
Another objective of the project is to improve the quality of life of long-term mentally ill patients in psychiatric institutions by incorporating selected physical activities in the regular daily treatment programme and by proposing other research projects based on the study results.
The results were obtained thanks to the subsidy of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic for the project within the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09) 7F14500 “Physical Activity as a Part of Treatment of Psychiatric Patients” 2009 – 2014.


Pri-Sci-Net Project

Short name of the project: Pri-Sci-Net
Name of the project: Establishing a Network of Primary Teachers in the Field of Science as Means to Their Professional Development in the Methods of Research-Oriented Education

Grant Agreement No.:    266647

The main objective of the project is to promote activities and development of research-oriented education (IBSE – educational approach based on a cognitive-constructivist procedure in lessons), with focus on children and students from the age of 3 to 11 in various European countries. A total of 17 university and research institutions from 13 European countries are involved in the project. Development of 45 activities under the concept of IBSE (research, discovery methods of education), the model puts emphasis on a learning dialogue oriented to auto-socio-construction, i.e., effective building of knowledge and personal development of students;
• Creating networks among academic staff and elementary school teachers across Europe;
• Training teachers in the didactic IBSE procedure, both at the national and international levels;
• Finding and identifying a successful educational practice related to psycho-didactic sensitivity and studying the IBSE approach with younger pupils at preschool and primary levels of education.

Project outcomes
• 45 educational activities in the field of science using the IBSE procedure for children at the age of 3 to 11 in fifteen different languages;
• Attestation of competence – Excellence Certificate for teachers successfully implementing the IBSE procedure – constructive, research-based teaching in the practice of primary education;
• Two international research conferences (Portugal and Malta);
• Four national training sessions with the content of methodological training in the IBSE procedure for teachers in 13 countries, 20 hours long;
• Three international training courses for teachers;
• Two virtual European networks, platforms for communication between teachers and researchers in IBSE;
• On-line newsletter and a professional magazine about the research of IBSE in elementary school didactics
• Opportunities in professional development of teachers and researchers who participate in international training and conferences.