Prof. Peter Gavora has been working for the Faculty of Humanities of Tomas Bata University in Zlín since 2012. In his research, he concentrates on teacher self-efficacy, teacher beliefs, text learning strategies and early literacy in preschool-age children. His teaching focuses on educational foundations, research methods in education and teacher studies. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Humanities of TBU and the Doctoral Study Board.

What he says about his work:

“I am happy that hundreds of dedicated, well-prepared students graduate at the Faculty of Humanities and enter classrooms all over the country. I am also pleased that first graduates in the doctoral programme in Educational Studies launched their professional careers in the educational area. As a researcher, I enjoy that we succeeded in developing or adapting research tools to assess core teachers´ characteristics like teacher self-efficacy and teacher beliefs and conducted studies in these domains, which were published in international journals.”

About the department:

Department of School Education, Faculty of Humanities TBU, offers full-time and part-time programmes in preschool education, primary school education and teaching in professional disciplines in upper secondary schools. It also offers a PhD programme in Educational Studies and examination for PhDr. degree (“small doctorate”). The department members conduct research on teacher professional development, academic careers, preschool and primary school education, school-parent relations, and others.

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