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Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy

The Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy was established on 1.9. 2021 as a result of the effort to concentrate the potential of experts providing study and scientific research activities in study fields focused on education, training, and counseling of children, youth, adults, and seniors. This effort responds to current social trends, the unifying element of which is the perception of learning as a process that accompanies a person throughout life.

The Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy was established by merging two departments - the Department of Pedagogy and the Department of Andragogy and thus builds on the traditions and results of pedagogical and scientific research that these workplaces have long achieved in national and international academic space.

In this context, the Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy PF UMB focuses on quality training of experts for various areas of education, educational and preventive and counseling activities for children, youth, adults, and seniors.

An inseparable part of the activities of the Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy staff is also quality scientific research and publishing activities. The department mainly builds its scientific credit by actively participating in research and development projects in domestic and foreign grant schemes (VEGA, KEGA, APVV, Erasmus +, Visegrad fund, ...).

In its pedagogical and scientific research activities, the department develops intensive cooperation with influential professionals, professional and social organizations, and institutions in Slovakia and abroad (Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic, National Education Center, EPALE, Methodological and Pedagogical Center, Živica, Eduma, Community Center, the Milan Šimečka Foundation and others). The department was the initiator of the Association of Social Educators in Slovakia and is also at its seat.

Main research fields:

  • Further training and counselling
  • Adult learning and quality of life
  • Interesting and civic education of adults and the education of senior citizens
  • Pedagogy and pedeutology (preparation of future professional and pedagogical staff)
  • Pedagogy of leisure time (free time and education outside the classroom)
  • Pedagogy of leisure time (free time and education outside the classroom)
  • Inclusive and special pedagogy
  • Social pathology and prevention (risk and risk behaviour of children, youth and the possibility of their elimination)
  • Social pedagogy and school social-educational and preventive work of social pedagogues

Choices of education:

Bachelor study programmes

Education of Children, Youth and Adults (full-time and part-time, taught in Slovak language)

Masters study programmes
Management and Councelling in Education (full-time and part-time, taught in Slovak language)
Two possible orientations:
Andragogical management and councelling
Social Pedagogy

Additional education PhDr - continuing post-graduate degree in Education Sciences (‘small doctorate’)

Doctoral study programmes Education sciences (full-time and part-time, taught predominantly in Slovak)

Habilitation Proceedings and Professorship Proceedings Education sciences

Click here for complete study programs offer from Faculty of Education UMB

Members of Department

Miriam Niklová
Miroslav Krystoň
Dana Hanesová
Soňa Kariková
Ivan Pavlov
Mário Dulovics
Ján Kaliský
Lívia Nemcová
Lenka Rovňanová
Michaela Beran Sládkayová
Simona Dulovics Sámelová
Petra Fridrichová
Lucia Galková
Patrícia Zólyomiová
Karin Zošáková
Mária Slušná

+421 48 446 4752, +421 48 446 4764