primary and secondary education and is one of the best evaluated pedagogical institutes targeting future teachers’ preparation in Slovakia as well a reknown institute for guarded and meaningful implementation of innovations within the educational system. A complementary Faculty of Pedagogy has been concerned with IBSE development, international project FAST (Foundational Approaches in Science Teaching) and a partnership with La main à la pâte. Trnava University offers an accredited in-service teacher training course aimed at IBSE implementation. Through its active cooperation with the State Pedagogical Institute which is responsible for the preparation of the national curriculum university, Trnava now contributes to a larger dissemination of IBSME in different regions of Slovakia and towards the renewal of the Slovakian curricula based on IBSE. Furthermore the University cooperates with the Methodology and Pedagogy Centre in Bratislava that provides CPD for teachers in Slovakia.
The Pri-Sci-Net Team
Dr. Kristina Zoldosova works on Pri-Sci-Net and is a lecturer within the Department of Preschool and Elementary Education and the head for the development of primary science education within the Faculty of Education. She has a rich expertise in science literacy development and in the promotion of science learning motivation with particular reasearch interests in science process skills development and in teachers´ views of innovative systems of science education amongst others.
Mr. Lubomir Held is a lecturer within the Chemistry Department on didatics of sciences at secondary level.
Ms Maria Orolinoca is an assistant lecturer within the department of Chemistry on both didatics of sciences and environmental issues within science education.