Institute of Education and Communication (IVP) at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is currently offering two bachelor’s degree programmes. Educational activities at IVP have been provided for a long time by a number of high quality educators, yet in the current academic year the number of academic staff has been increased with regard to the priority of the IVP management – i.e., to increase the quality of teaching. To develop the degree programmes, it is necessary to develop their staffing with regard to linking educational activities with practice and project and research activities, to transfer experience not only into teaching but also into the concept of individual courses, the topics of final theses and to link these topics with the needs of practice. From the academic year 2023/2024, the following assistants work at Institute of Education and Communication:
Mgr. Radka Dydňanská, Ph.D., at Department of Professional and Personal Development, focuses mainly on special education and crisis intervention. She also has many years of experience in therapy centres and universities in the Czech Republic. Outside of the IVP degree programmes, CZU students can meet with the doctor at CZU Counselling Centre for Students with Special Needs, which she coordinates.
Mgr. Lenka Hloušková, Ph.D., at Department of Professional and Personal Development, is involved in the development of the Career Counselling degree programme, where she will capitalize on her many years of academic experience at Department of Educational Sciences at Faculty of Arts Masaryk University and a number of research and development projects related to, for example, career management and Czech education.
PaedDr. Jarmila Klugerová, Ph.D. has been a member of Department of Pedagogy since September 2023, where she focuses on special education issues, especially communication in the theory and practice of special education. Dr Klugerová also works at CZU Counselling Centre for Students with Special Needs.
Mgr. Lukáš Stárek, MBA, DBA, Ph.D., dr. h. c. works at Department of Pedagogy and offers students a combination of an academic environment with his many years of experience in the field of social care, especially in managerial positions. Institute of Education and Communication has accredited vocationally oriented degree programs where such experience is highly desirable for students. Dr Stárek is also active in the field of creative activity; he has published in many scientific research journals on social care issues and on persons and students with special needs. This experience is also very valuable for IVP students.
Mgr. Anna Vozková, Ph.D. will join the ranks of IVP psychologists from the 2024 summer semester. She will develop the concept of pedagogical-psychological courses, where she will capitalize on her experience in the field of psychology together with special education.
“I am very pleased that we have managed to expand the pedagogical base of Institute of Education and Communication with additional experts and thus increase the number of "core" IVP teachers, while at the same time strengthening the lecturers of lifelong learning, which is an integral part of IVP activities. I believe that the increase in the number of teachers will lead to an improvement in the quality of teaching and that the new colleagues, together with the existing experts, will be able to offer students of bachelor’s degree programmes a professional theoretical background and the desired overlap with practice. For me, staff development of degree programmes is key. I believe that only through conceptual staff development can IVP respond to the changing conditions of practice and thus offer students the best for their future employment,” adds prof. Petr Valášek, Director in Charge of IVP.