The Department of Pedagogy

The Department has concentrated its pedagogical activities on providing instruction for future professionals in the field of children´s and adult education. The full-time as well as extramural studies are provided. The Department has also provided instruction in the basic studies of pedagogical and psychological teaching within the framework of Matej Bel University and, in addition, further pedagogical study for the educators, graduates and university students within the framework of the Lifetime Learning and it has participated in the Third Age Learning at MBU and the Technical University of Zvolen. The members of The Department have focused their scientific and research activities on the following objectives: the paedeutics issues, family education, the history of education and pedagogy, sociology of education and social pedagogy education, socio-pathological phenomena and their prevention, didactics of primary, secondary and university studies, special pedagogy, leisure-time pedagogy, andragogy, pedagogical methodology and didactics of pedagogy. Those activities have resulted in widespread publication activity (monographs, school textbooks and scientific and professional studies) in Slovakia and abroad. Members of the pedagogical staff have actively attended at national and international conferences and colloquiums. The Department has developed close and long-term cooperation with foreign universities in Opole (PL), Eger and Esztergom (H), Prague, Hradec Králové, Ostrava and Ústí nad Labem (CZ). The Department has been involved in international educational exchanges and has supported the mobility of its students abroad within the contracts of related Universities. A library with relevant literature has been available for the students and The Department has provided instruction by means of the latest didactic equipment. The Department nowadays employs 14 teachers, including three Professors, five Associate Professors, eight Assistant Professors with PhD degrees and four postgraduates. The Department teachers are supervisors of sixteen postgraduates in pedagogy specialisation and they provide viva voce doctorates examinations in pedagogy and social pedagogy. The Professors and Associate Professors are regular members of the Habilitation and Inaugural Committee of not only the Faculties of MBU but also of other leading educational establishments throughout Slovakia.

Department of Pedagogy FE UMB
Ružová 11
974 11 Banská Bystrica

phone: +421 48 446 4752