About of Institute
The Institute of education and social studies was established at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc on 4 March 2009. Its establishment was preceded by the long-term existence of the Department of Education with university-wide competence, which was established at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc in 1990 by merging the Department of Education and all other faculties that prepare future teachers. The institute was established in order to provide non-teaching fields of study guaranteed by experts who were previously scattered in different departments of the faculty, and to concentrate them for better cooperation.
The Institute of Education and Social Studies also has a solid scientific research base. The scientific and research activities of the employees of the institute correspond with their professional qualification and focus on areas relevant to teaching and non-teaching fields of study guaranteed by the institute.
The scientific and research activities of the institute are positively affected by the doctoral degree program (DDP) Pedagogy and education. DDP students together with their supervisors represent a significant scientific and research potential. Young and perspective researchers are supported by regular seminars and especially by a regular international students’ scientific conference “Current problems of education in research studies of doctoral degree students”.
The activities of the employees of the institute are also evidenced by membership in various organizations, societies and associations with a similar focus.
Despite the busy work programme the employees are also active in further education and professional development (doctoral degrees, habilitation proceedings) and in maintaining professional contacts and organizing visits to various educational departments in the Czech Republic and abroad (Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Greece, England, Ireland, Finland, Indonesia). The institute is planning to develop cooperation with departments of psychology in Czech universities and other educational departments and to improve contacts with foreign institutions at least in the European Union.
The Institute of Education and Social Studies has sufficient humanistic belief and educational enthusiasm, which allows the employees to continue the best traditions of Olomouc education.
Accredited study programmes in Czech:
- Social education
- Mentor training
- Leisure activity management
- Doctoral degree programme