Research results

Information on results of research

We share the results of our research with the general public, educators and education policy makers. In our publications, we provide overviews of completed and ongoing projects, summaries of findings and recommendations for practice. We believe that sharing the findings of our research can lead to the improvement of education in the Czech Republic.

Completed projects

The role of pedagogical education in the work of guides in ScioSchools

The research focuses on the importance of higher pedagogical education for the work of guiding in primary ScioSchools. The aim of the research is to map:

  • In what ways is a pedagogical education in ScioSchools useful for (aspiring) guides and tour guides,
  • what do aspiring guides without pedagogical education think they are missing due to the lack of pedagogical education,
  • and what aspiring guides without a teaching background draw on when working at ScioSchools.

Role pedagogického vzdělání v práci průvodců ve ScioŠkolách - paper in Czech language (pdf)

Social wellbeing and children's learning

Quality relationships between children are one of ScioSchools' priorities. We have long worked with the hypothesis that a good social climate and a safe environment are key prerequisites for children to learn. This is reflected in our approach to children.

This research looks specifically at the relationship between the social climate in the classroom and the learning progress of children in ScioSchools. It aims to find out whether a better social climate in the classroom is associated with greater learning progress for children in the second cycle of primary ScioSchools.

Sociální wellbeing a učení dětí - paper in Czech language (pdf)

Ways of developing learning autonomy in children

The project mapped the main ways of developing learning autonomy through research and in-depth interviews with educators who focus on the topic. The topics explored included:

  1. Working with choice in school.
  2. Feedback and appreciation.
  3. The teacher as a role model of learning autonomy.

The output of the project is a publication summarising the process and findings of the research, summarising scientifically based recommendations for the development of learning autonomy in children.


Children's memory in the age of the Internet

The project mapped the changing function of memory and knowledge in the age of the Internet. It used current international knowledge, which it tried to implement in the Czech context.

The output was a presentation at several educational conferences (EduZlín March 2022, Centre for Character Development Congress, June 2022).

Arrangements can be made to present the results of this project at a conference or other educational event. In case of interest, make sure to contact us.


Series of researches on topics related to modern pedagogy

The project aimed to disseminate the evidence-based approach in the Czech educational context. The output is a series of publicly published articles:

  1. Should children be taught to write by hand in school?
  2. Methods of teaching reading and writing. Which is better?
  3. Do children learn best "among their own kind" or in heterogeneous groups?
  4. Is there an optimal length of the lesson?
  5. Handwriting, keyboarding or dictating text?
  6. What should be the optimal length of lessons?
  7. Optimal school size? Large or small?
  8. Sleep and school.

All the articles are in Czech language. 

Articles can be cited and further used according to standard licensing rules.

Problems in our life

The intention of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the types of problems people most often solve in their lives and how they go about doing so. The aim was to get a better basis for discussing what schools should teach children to better prepare them for life. We also wanted to get a picture of whether people feel that something they have learned in school is helping them solve their current problems, and if so, what.

The result is a publicly available article in Czech language.




Ongoing projects

Mixing of different age groups of pupils in the primary school

The project explores the differences between first grade students who are educated in mixed age groups and those who are educated in age-separated groups.

It uses a questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews and experimental methods.

The output of the project will be a research report provided to research subscribers and offered on the web for knowledge transfer.

The use of computer games in the development of competences in schools

The project maps the didactic potential of current computer games in the field of competence development in primary school students.

Within the project, we are piloting and then evaluating the use of these games in education.

The output will be methodological recommendations for teachers, provided to research subscribers and offered on the web for knowledge transfer.


Choosing a career orientation based on virtual reality eye camera data

Project No. FW03010082, supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

The project investigates ways of measuring learning self-regulation in secondary school children using a hybrid tool combining virtual reality technology with a classical computer game.

The aim of the project is to create a modern method of career guidance.

We are carrying out parts of the research for the company, s.r.o., which is one of the participants in the project.