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European Union

Univerzita Karlova v Praze

Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Charles University) was founded on 7 April 1348 by Charles IV and is one of the oldest European universities. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities, a centre providing information services, 5 facilities serving the whole University, and the Rectorate - which is the executive management body for the whole University. Today our University has over 53,000 students enrolled in more than 300 accredited degree programmes that offer over 642 different courses. 

Primary Education Department is a research and teaching facility of Faculty of Education Charles University in Prague. We have created a concept of study with an emphasis on a quality personal and professional development of students in order to prepare them best for a progressive conception of school education.

The Department has a leading position among the faculties preparing teacher nationwide. Most of the teachers count among a highly-respected personalities in their field of science, who simultaneously care for a high-quality teaching of students with an emphasis on partnership and cooperation in teaching, active methods of teaching and self-reflection.

We have a rich international cooperation with European universities, in which are involved students of Master's and Doctoral study programmes, especially within the ERASMUS programme.

We intensively cooperate with progressive/innovative/ faculty schools, which help us to prepare students for the demanding requirements of current school practice.

We participated on the creation of a series of conceptual materials in the process of transformation of the Czech educational system after 1989, for example: The White Paper, educational programmes General School, The Framework Educational Programme for Preschool and Basic Education.

We implement a wide range of educational activities for teachers at schools with an emphasis on innovative approaches in education. We are co-authors of award-winning textbooks and numerous didactics materials, which help teachers to teach well.

Most faculty members are invovlved in solving single interdisciplinary research project in the Czech Republic which systematically deal with teaching profession and teachers' training.

Charles University, namely the Primary Education Department will have a key role in the implementation of the design and development of the WELCOME project intellectual outputs.

Univerzita Karlova
Ovocný trh 3-5
116 36, Praha 1
Česká republika