ČAPV 2018 (EN)

ČAPV 2018


The Czech Education Research Association


The Faculty of Humanities, Tomas Bata University

cordially invites you to the


22nd Annual Conference of the Czech Education Research Association

on the theme



The Faculty of Humanities is honored to host this event in its recently completed educational complex. All interested members of the general public, students of pedagogy, colleagues working in education at all levels, as well as professionals from universities at home and abroad are welcome.

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, doc. Ing. Anežka Lengálová, Ph.D.

With the participation of distinguished guests from the Czech Republic and abroad, we believe that both the conference program as well as the individual seminars prepared (not only) for doctoral students will provide conference participants with a rich environment in which productive discussions integrating the various disciplines can take place.

Dates of the conference: 13 – 14 September 2018

Expert seminars (not only) for doctoral students:  12 September 2018

Conference location:  

  • Faculty of Humanities, Tomas Bata University, building 18
  • Štefánikova 5670
  • Zlín, Czech Republic


Conference Theme

Transdisciplinarity is a response to the challenge of the growing complexity in research fields in which the pedagogical sciences also operate. Transdisciplinarity thus constitutes a new discipline bringing together spaces where scientific disciplines overlap, and on this basis new sciences emerge. The establishment of such innovative disciplines is possible only when the intersecting areas are quite substantial as well as when the sciences within these overlapping areas are sufficiently developed. It is not only about exploring what lies between each discipline, but where multiple fields converge. The pedagogical sciences define their core content around their own leading concepts, and from these paradigms are able to simultaneously build „border zones“ in which cooperation with other disciplines becomes essential. The 26th Conference of the Czech Educational Research Association will be devoted to exploring these core propositions.

Many of today’s problems in education are so complex that one specialized discipline is not sufficient to address them. These multi-faceted issues require transdisciplinary solutions.

Transdisciplinarity in the pedagogical sciences will therefore be at the heart of the 26th year of the association’s conference with the central goal of proposing answers to questions related to how the transdisciplinary approach can enrich knowledge in the research topics represented by the individual sections.


The following esteemed guests are scheduled to present keynote addresses:

  • doc. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D.; doc. PaedDr. Jan Slavík, CSc.: “Curriculum wars, departmentalism and transdidactics“ (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Professor William Havice, Professor Pamela Havice: “Teacher Training in STEM Education” (Clemson University, South Carolina, USA)


Other invited guests for the plenary sessions include prof. PhDr. Štefan Porubský, PhD. (UMB in Banská Bystrica), as well as the winner of last year’s poster section Mgr. Cyril Brom, Ph.D. along with other colleagues.

Also currently in preparation for this year’s conference:

  • facilities for the presentation and discussion of your research in sections within particular fields
  • symposia led by teams of experts in their respective fields
  • presentation of posters
  • workshops


Anticipated conference program

 Wednesday 12 September 2018
 9:00 – 9:45  Presentations by participants in the expert seminars
 9:45 – 10:00   Welcome session
 10:00 – 12:00  Expert seminars
 13:00 – 18:00  Expert seminars
 Thursday 13 September 2018
 8:00 – 9:00  Presentations by conference participants
 9:00 – 9:30  Opening ceremony
 9:30 – 12:00  Plenary session
 13:00 – 17:00  Section meetings
 17:00 – 18:30  Members meeting of the Czech Educational Research Association
 19:00  Social evening
 Friday 14 September 2018
 9:00 – 10:00  Plenary session
 10:00 – 12:00  Symposia
 13:00 – 16:30  Section meetings
 17:00  Conference closing

Conference participants can sign up for several sections.

Traditional sections of the Czech Education Research Association conference:

  • Theories and methods in pedagogy

This section will include papers on educational paradigms and discourses, pedagogical terminology, methodology, ethical issues of educational research and pedagogical practice, etc.

  • The individual in education and instruction

This section will include papers on the education and instruction of individuals of any age, issues of pedagogical-psychological diagnostics, the education and instruction of individuals with special needs, inclusion issues, etc.

  • Teachers and other education workers

This section will include papers on the teaching profession as well as related issues regarding other education workers, including workplace education, adult and lifelong education, etc.

  • Objectives and content of education and instruction

Papers in this section will be presented regarding the goals and content of education and instruction, conditionality in a historical and philosophical perspective, as well as the current challenges of curriculum reform within the Czech environment, etc.

  • Processes and outcomes of education and instruction

This section will be dedicated to papers dealing with educational processes, teaching and learning both in schools and in extracurricular environments. Further contributions will be devoted to planned and / or unexpected results or effects of education, quality and efficiency in education, etc.

Theory and practice regarding the operations of educational and other learning institutions

This section will include papers on the administration, management and development of schools, educational and instructional institutions as well as their development along with present and expected transformations, etc.

  • Poster section

Papers in this section will be on themes related to pedagogical research. Contributions based on the interconnection of various key research topics may also be presented.

New Section:

  • Transdisciplinarity in the educational sciences

Papers related to the main theme of the conference will be presented in this section.


Specialized seminars (12 September 2018)

  • Situational analysis in pedagogical research – the practice of mapping

Mgr. Jan Kalenda, Ph.D.

  • Working with PhD students at universities in the USA

Professor Pamela Havice

  • Content analysis of texts – how to work with various types of research

prof. PhDr. Peter Gavora, CSc.

  • The limits of application of statistical significance tests in pedagogical research: a seminar for non-statisticians

Mgr. Ilona Kočvarová, Ph.D.



      1. Strategies of classroom management (student teachers and their
      2. The child, the learner, and the student as active participants in their own education mentors)
      3. Lifelong learning as a field of transdisciplinary research in the educational sciences


Conference registration and instructions for authors

Your application for participation in the event, abstract of your paper, as well as payment of conference fees will be expected within the timeframe of 15 March to 15 May 2018.

Applications and fee payment by university students for passive participation in the conference without a presentation of a paper will be accepted until 15 July 2018.

More information (in Czech) can be found at www.capv.cz


Methods of participation

      • Active participation in the conference

Active participation consists of a submission of a paper to the thematic sections, a poster presentation or registration for a symposium.

      • Passive participation in the conference

Passive participation consists of registration without the contribution of a paper, although the attendee is welcome to participate in the symposium or poster presentation, as well as to take part in discussions within individual sections.

      • Attendance at expert seminars

Participation in the expert seminars is intended for students of doctoral study programs, although all other participants can choose this form of registration. At the conference, these attendees can choose from the seminars and register for each particular one. For these participants, the fee for workshop attendance is not included.

If more than one author has contributed to a presentation / article, each co-author who is planning to attend the conference must individually register for the event via the conference sign-in form.

One participant in the conference can submit up to two papers.

Conference fees

Types of fees and participation* 
Basic conference fee (standard attendee, no discount) 1 990,- 
Reduced conference fee for ČAPV members 1 690,- 
Reduced conference fee for full-time students 1 400,- 
Participation fee for the social evening for full-time students 200,- 
Attendance fee for expert seminars without full participation in the conference (maximum for 2 seminars) 600,- 

* With the exception of discounted payments by students of full-time study programs, conference fees include full participation for the social evening. (Students are welcome to attend the evening for a nominal fee.) The conference fees cover only the official attendee, i.e. conference credentials cannot be shared.

In the event of non-attendance at the conference, the fee will not be refunded, with exceptions only for demonstrably serious reasons supported by documented evidence if requested.

Abstracts of conference presentations

All submitted abstracts for papers will be anonymously peer reviewed. Authors will also be notified regarding any required modifications to be made, after which the abstracts will be published in the conference program.

Information will be updated as it is made available.

The conference languages are Czech, Slovak and English

Contact for questions regarding conference activities: Mgr. Hana Navrátilová – hnavratilova@utb.cz 

Updated and additional information will be made available at the conference webpage: www.capv2018.utb.cz

We hope to see you to Zlín and we look forward to your presentations and learning about the results of your research.

Organizing Committee

22nd Annual Conference of the Czech Education Research Association