PSS Education the future of schools

June 29th - July 6th, 2024

Education: The Future of School

The Summer School will address the issues of effective teaching and mediating knowledge in the current world. We will explore the ways a teacher contributes to child development starting from the early days to the lifelong learning processes. We will explore the new trends in teaching and look into their effectiveness. As well as examining how other social agents – parents, tutors and peers (may) contribute to the education process.


June 29th - July 6th, 2024


EUR 890 (incl. accomm., half board and coffee breaks)

About Program

It invites students to discuss the ideas around current issues in education with faculty members, academics, researchers, professionals, as well as fellow students of various academic and cultural backgrounds. We will exchange ideas and seek answers to the questions, such as: What is the purpose of education
and how should our education system be designed for the modern world? How can schools adapt to the rapid growth of information technologies and shifting economic, political and social systems? What will the role of the teacher be in the modern educational system? What skills should be taught in today’s world?


*Please be aware that the course content is subject to possible revisions. While we have outlined the current topics and modules, there may be adjustments or updates throughout the duration of the course to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information.



Academic Foundations


Your Horizons


Academic Study and Fun

Summer School on Development, Sustainability and Globalization

Enhance Your Learning Experience With These Lecturers

Eva Patrikakou Ph.D.

Dr. Eva Patrikakou is a professor at the Department of Counseling and Special Education (CSE) at DePaul University of which is was also the inaugural Chair, and where she directs the special education graduate programs. Dr. Patrikakou has done extensive research in parent involvement for children with and without disabilities, and its effects on children’s academic, social, and emotional development. She has also investigated the preparedness of counselors and educators to implement multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and counseling. Dr. Patrikakou has taught children and adolescents from preschool to high school, and has also facilitated the development of school-family programming to enhance home-school relations. She has presented her work on parent involvement, school-family partnerships, and academic achievement, as well as MTSS in numerous national and international conferences, and has also published articles and chapters on these topics. Dr. Patrikakou has been systematically working to better inform practitioners, facilitate their outreach efforts, and bridge the research-practice gap, and has been the lead author on a series of informational materials for parents and school personnel on topics such as communication and homework.

Dana Moree, Ph. D.

Dana Moree graduated in Pastoral and Social Work from the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague, and in General Anthropology from the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague. Dana teaches multicultural education and profile of the civil sector at the Faculty of humanities, Charles University in Prague. She also organizes practical training for students. She finished her doctoral degree in this field at Universiteit voor humanistic, Utrecht in 2008. She has been involved in intercultural education since 1998. First she worked in Jabok – Academy for Social Pedagogy and Theology – and later, between 1998 and 2003, in the Salem Association. Since 2004 she has served as an assistant lecturer specializing in intercultural education at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Department of Civil Sector Studies. In the same year, she also co-founded the PONTES Institute, where she has focused on cultural encounters as part of courses and seminaries that target the Czech-German issue. She published several books (How teachers cope with societal and educational transformation, Teachers on the Waves of transformation) and articles based on research.

Mgr. Ivana Hokešová

Skills Builder methodology consultant whose aim is to facilitate the development of essential skills in elementary school children (and beyond). After completing her Master’s Degree in teaching, she had been working as an English teacher and became a teacher trainer upon completing her DELTA qualifications working for a state institution. She believes that soft skills are a prerequisite for success in life and is an avid supporter of all  who try to push education in the Czech Republic forward.


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