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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • KNECHT, Petr, Ph.D.
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Function, current position
  • Research Scientist, Teacher Trainer
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2004: Mgr. in Teacher Training for Lower Secondary School (specialisation in teaching geography and social studies), Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Educational Science, Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
  • 2014: Doc. in Educational Science, Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
Professional experience
  • 2008-2018 Research Scientist at Institute for Research in School Education, Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
  • 2016–now Research Scientist and Teacher Educator at Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
  • 2005–now Lower secondary geography teacher (part time)
Teaching activities
  • Geography teaching and learning
  • Curriculum studies
  • School Pedagogy/Didactics
Research activities
  • Curriculum studies
  • Theory and methods of education
  • Research on learning and teaching in geography
  • Textbook research
  • Content analysis
Internship and stays for the purpose of study or work
  • 2007/01/01 – 2007/05/31: University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems (KPH), Wien, Erasmus+, AUT
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2006–2010: A member of the development team 128766 - CP - 1 - 2006 - 1 - DE - Comenius - C21 The Implementation of a European Dimension by Peer Learning in Primary School (funded by the European Commission)
  • 2008–2011: A member of the research team MSMT CR LC06046 Centre for Basic Research on Schooling (funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic)
  • 2012–2014: A holder of research grant Opportunities to develop problem solving competence in textbooks and in the classroom (funded by the Czech Scientific Foundation)
Non-university activities
  • 2015–2018 Editor-in-chief of the Pedagogicka orientace peer reviewed scholarly journal
  • Membership and activities in professional associations:
  • Czech Educational Research Association (CERA)
  • Czech Pedagogical Society (ČPdS)
  • International Society for Historic and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Educational Media
  • Czech Geographic Society
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • A Board Member of the Czech Educational Research Association (2012-2014)
  • Fellowship at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (2007 and 2014; Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Editorial board member of Review of International Geographical Education Online (RIGEO; since 2011)
  • A member of The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic Geographical Education Expert-Group (since 2012)
Major publications
  • KNECHT, Petr and Michaela SPURNÁ. Does specialization in geography teaching determine teachers' conceptions of geography teaching? International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. London: Taylor & Francis, Routledge, 2022, vol. 31, No 3, p. 242-260. ISSN 1038-2046. doi:10.1080/10382046.2021.1970967. URL info
  • SPURNÁ, Michaela, Petr KNECHT and Hana SVOBODOVÁ. Perspectives on geography education in the Czech National Curriculum. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. Taylor & Francis, 2021, vol. 30, No 2, p. 164-180. ISSN 1038-2046. doi:10.1080/10382046.2020.1789807. URL URL info
  • KNECHT, Petr, Michaela SPURNÁ and Hana SVOBODOVÁ. Czech secondary pre-service teachers’ conceptions of geography. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 2020, vol. 44, No 3, p. 458-473. ISSN 0309-8265. doi:10.1080/03098265.2020.1712687. URL info
  • PEŠKOVÁ, Karolína, Michaela SPURNÁ and Petr KNECHT. Teachers’ Acceptance of Curriculum Reform in the Czech Republic: One Decade Later. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal. 2019, vol. 9, No 2, p. 73-97. ISSN 1855-9719. doi:10.26529/cepsj.560. URL info
  • JANÍK, Tomáš, Tomáš JANKO, Karolína PEŠKOVÁ, Petr KNECHT and Michaela SPURNÁ. Czech teachers' attitudes towards curriculum reform implementation. Human Affairs-Postdisciplinary Humanities Social Sciences Quarterly. Berlin: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH, 2018, vol. 28, No 1, p. 54-70. ISSN 1210-3055. doi:10.1515/humaff-2018-0006. URL info
  • HOFMANN, Eduard, Hana SVOBODOVÁ and Petr KNECHT. Geography Curriculum in Czechia: Challenging Opportunities. In Karvánková, P., Popjaková, D., Vančura, M., Mládek, J. (Eds.). Current Topics in Czech and Central European Geography Education. 1. vyd. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG Schwitzerland, 2017. p. 15-32. Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-319-43613-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43614-2_2. URL info
  • KNECHT, Petr and Veronika NAJVAROVÁ. How Do Students Rate Textbooks? A Review of Research and Ongoing Challenges for Textbook Research and Textbook Production. Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society. 2010, vol. 2, No 1, p. 1-16. ISSN 2041-6938. doi:10.3167/jemms.2010.020101. URL info


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