Spreading Best Practices in Education
We are an educational and research organisation. We educate teachers, social workers and parents so that they can provide the best possible care for children and help them reach their full potential. We draw on scientifically proven approaches and methods from abroad, adapt them to the Czech Republic, test them in practice together with our partners, evaluate their impact in the Czech environment and then scale the best practices.
We aim to improve education, so that it provides every child with an opportunity to succeed.There is little focus in our education on development of social and emotional skills. We want to change that. Through scientifically proven methodologies, we help educators develop children’s social and emotional skills so that they can succeed in school and in life and fully develop their talents and personality.
We look for scientifically proven approaches and methods (evidence-based, evidence-informed), which we adapt to the conditions in the Czech Republic, together with our partners we verify them in practice and evaluate their impact in the Czech environment (evaluate). We continue to improve the implemented approaches and methods based on practical experience from pilot implementations and evaluation results. In cooperation with our partners, we disseminate approaches, strategies and methods, that proved to be successful in practice and the positive outcome of which has been confirmed by the research in the Czech Republic (scaling).
What we do
Membership in professional organisations
Standing Conference of Associations in Education
A voluntary grouping of educator associations, programs, and civic associations working to promote and protect progressive change in education and to facilitate the exchange of ideas among educator initiatives, the nonprofit sector, state and local governments, and the public.
Czech Professional Society for Inclusive Education (ČOSIV)
It supports the development of inclusive education in the Czech education system. It brings together non-profit organisations, academics, school representatives, parents and young people with special educational needs who believe that learning together is the path to a cohesive and prosperous society.
Erasmus+ foreign partners
Centrum för flexibelt lärande (CFL), Hälsinglands utbildningsförbund (Sweden) http://www.hufb.se
Tiny Signers (UK) http://www.tinysigners.co.uk
SPOLECZNA AKADEMIA NAUK (Poland) http://www.san.edu.pl
Wide Open School n. o. (Slovakia) http://www.skoladokoran.sk/
PIA, information systems and services d.o.o. (Slovenia), https://www.pia.si/
Asociación Mi Hijo y Yo (Spain) http://asociacionmihijoyyo.org
Consultancy for autism, special educational diagnostics, counselling and education, Maja Skrubej Novak s.p. (Slovenia) www.avtizem.net
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (Slovenia) www.pei.se
Faculty Primary School and Kindergarten Barrandov II at PedF UK, Prague 5 – Hlubočepy, V Remízku 7/919 (Czech Republic) http://www.fzsbarr.cz
AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL (Belgium) www.autismeurope.org