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Centre for Geographical and Environmental Education (GEEN)

Research at Charles University

Activities of the Centre aim at the research and development of all aspects of the geographical and environmental education. These can be distinguished into four different areas:

  • empirical and applied research
  • expert consultations and assessments of educational policy and curricula
  • teacher training and pedagogy (including lifelong courses for teachers)

The members of the Centre are experienced in the solution of the national and international research project. Example of the activities of the Centre: Research activities at the level of the intended/planned, implemented and achieved geographical and environmental curriculum at all educational levels and types of schools. I.e., comparative analyses of geographical curricula, the effects of curricular reform on the transformation of geographical and environmental education; specification of geographical literacy, geographical skills: specifications, methods and implementation; young people´s motivation to study geography; geographical preconceptions and misconceptions, Geography graduates in the labour market etc. Expert consultancy of conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues of geographical education at the primary, secondary and tertiary level of education in the national and international context. Participation in the TIMSS, PISA and TIGAS projects. Organization of the Czech Geographical Olympiad. Members of the Centre train geography teachers at bachelor and master level and lecture and supervise at PhD level of studies. Moreover, they run lifelong courses for geography teachers, among other the Geography teachers network.

Team leader & members

  • doc. Dana Řezníčková
  • doc. Miroslav Marada
  • doc. Ivan Bičík
  • doc. Hana Kühnová
  • Dr. Tomáš Matějček
  • Dr. David Hána
  • Dr. Martin Hanus
  • Dr. Lenka Havelková
  • Dr. Tereza Kocová
  • Dr. Jakub Jelen
  • + other PhD and Master students


Charles University
Faculty of Science
prof. doc. RNDr. Dana Řezníčková, Ph.D.
E: dana.reznickova@natur.cuni.cz
T: (+420) 221 951 380

More information

We have an interest in motivated post graduate students in the field of Geographical and Environmental education.


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