doc. PhDr. Jan Činčera, Ph.D.

Department Vice-Head, Department of Environmental Studies

Correspondence Address:
Joštova 218/10, 602 00 Brno

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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Doc. PhDr. Jan Činčera, Ph.D. (1973), married, 3 children
Department of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Social Studies
    Masaryk University Brno
    Jostova 10
    602 00
Employment - Position
  • Associate Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • Charles University in Prague (1992-1996), M.A., Information Science
  • Charles University in Prague (1994), Education
  • Charles University in Prague (1997-2001), Ph.D., Information Science
  • Trnavska University of Trnava (2015), Doc., Education
  • Masaryk University, Brno (2019), Doc., Education
  • 2015- Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, associate professor
  • 2013-2014 Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, post-doc
  • 2002-2016 Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Science, Humanities, and Education, Department of Education and Psychology, assistant professor (founding and leading the BSc. program Free choice education)
  • 1996-2010 Higher School of Information Services in Prague, teacher
  • 1996-1998 High School of Information Services in Prague, teacher
  • 1993-2000 Brontosaurus Praha 7, coordinator of environmental education
Teaching Activities
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Programs: Design and Evaluation
Scientific and Research Activities
  • 2019- Methodical Framework for Environmental Literacy at Schools (TACR)
  • 2018- Promoting Behavioral and Value Change through Outdoor Environmental Education (GACR – Czech Science Foundation)
  • 2017-2019: CIVIS – Focused on Civic and Social Competence (EU ESF)
  • 2016 Environmental competencies of Children, TACR
  • 2012-2013 Evaluation of Effectiveness of Environmental Education, TACR
  • 2015-WISE: Widening Interdisciplinary Sustainability Education, Erasmus+
  • 2015-CASE: Competencies for a Sustainable Socio Economic Development, Erasmus+
  • 2008-2009 Development of cooperation and trust between regional administrators and non profit organisations in Kazakhstan, Tacis Institution Building Partnership Programme, European Commission
  • Longer visits:
    University of Wageningen (2013), Edinburgh University (2011)
    Shorter visits:
    Technická univerzita vo Zvolene (2017), University of Arizona (2017), University of Porto (2016), University of Vechta (2015, 2016, 2017), Swedish University of Agricultural Science of Uppsala (2016), Wirtschaftuniversität Wien (2015), Eskişehir Osmanagazi University (2014), Leuphana University in Lüneburg (2013), University of Helsinki (2012), College of Nyiregyháza (2011, 2008), Technische Universität Chemnitz (2005), Univerzita Mateja Béla v Bánské Bystrici (2005)
University Activities
  • 2017 - member of Vice-Dean research advisory board (Masaryk University)
  • 2007-2010 manager of BSc. programme Leisure Education (Technical University of Liberec)
  • 2003-2006 Deputy head of department of Education and Psychology (Technical University of Liberec)
Activities Outside University
  • The Institute for Earth Education, Associate, 2015-
  • European Association for Heritage Interpretation, member, 2015-2020
  • Regional center of Agency for nature conservation in Liberec region - working group for communication strategy, member, 2015-
  • Czech evaluation society, member, 2014-2020
  • National institute for education, working group for cross-cutting topics, member, 2012
  • Ministry of Environment, working group for goals for environmental education, member, 2011, working group for action plan for the strategy for education for sustainable development, 2009-2011, working team for Environmental Information Act, 1997-1998
  • Ministry of Education, Advisory board for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, member, 2008-2010
  • Baltic & Black Sea Circle Consortium. Institute of Sustainable Education, member, 2007
  • Association of educators of leisure time educators, member, 2006-2014
  • Envigogika - Charles University E-journal for Environmental Education, member of editorial board, 2006-
  • SSEV Pavučina, working group for effectivenss of environmental education, member, 2006-2010
  • Liberec region, advisory board for environmental education, 2006-2007, 2011
Major Publications
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Roman KROUFEK, Kateřina MARKOVÁ, Šárka KŘEPELKOVÁ a Petra ŠIMONOVÁ. The GLOBE program : what factors influence students’ and teachers’ satisfaction with science education. Research in Science & Technological Education. Abingdon: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, roč. 39, č. 2, s. 245-261. ISSN 0263-5143. doi:10.1080/02635143.2019.1687441. 2021. URL URL info
  • HADJICHAMBIS, Andreas Ch., Pedro REIS, Demetra PARASKEVA-HADJICHAMBI, Jan ČINČERA, Jelle BOEVE-DE PAUW, Niklas GERICKE a Marie Christine KNIPPELS. Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education. 1st ed. Cham: Springer Open. 261 s. Environmental Discourses in Science Education, vol. 4. ISBN 978-3-030-20249-1. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-20249-1. 2020. kniha - open access info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Marta ROMERO-ARIZA, Mirjana ZABIC, Marianna KALAITZIDAKI a María DEL CONSUELO DÍEZ BEDMAR. Environmental Citizenship in Primary Formal Education. In Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis, Pedro Reis, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambi, Jan Činčera, Jelle Boeve-de Pauw, Niklas Gericke, Marie-Christine Knippels. Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education. 1st ed. Cham: Springer Open. s. 163-177. Environmental Discourses in Science Education, vol. 4. ISBN 978-3-030-20248-4. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-20249-1_11. 2020. kapitola - open access kniha - open access info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Bruce JOHNSON, Roman KROUFEK, Miloslav KOLENATÝ a Petra ŠIMONOVÁ. Frames in Outdoor Environmental Education Programs : What We Communicate and Why We Think It Matters. Sustainability. Basel: MDPI, roč. 12, č. 11, s. 1-14. ISSN 2071-1050. doi:10.3390/su12114451. 2020. článek - open access info
  • GRÚŇOVÁ, Markéta, Martha SANÉ, Jan ČINČERA, Roman KROUFEK a Pavla HEJCMANOVÁ. Reliability of the new environmental paradigm for analysing the environmental attitudes of Senegalese pupils in the context of conservation education projects. Environmental Education Research. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, roč. 25, č. 2, s. 211-221. ISSN 1350-4622. doi:10.1080/13504622.2018.1428942. 2019. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Jelle BOEVE-DE PAUW, Daphne GOLDMAN a Petra ŠIMONOVÁ. Emancipatory or instrumental? Students' and teachers' perceptions of the implementation of the EcoSchool program. Environmental Education Research. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, roč. 25, č. 7, s. 1083-1104. ISSN 1350-4622. doi:10.1080/13504622.2018.1506911. 2019. článek info
  • ŠIMONOVÁ, Petra, Jan ČINČERA, Roman KROUFEK, Šárka KŘEPELKOVÁ a Andreas HADJICHAMBIS. Active Citizens : Evaluation of a Community-Based Education Program. Sustainability. Basel: MDPI, roč. 11, č. 3, s. 1-10. ISSN 2071-1050. doi:10.3390/su11030663. 2019. článek - open access info
  • KŘEPELKOVÁ, Šárka, Jan ČINČERA a Roman KROUFEK. Becoming a Global Citizen through Participation in the Global Storylines Program. Sustainability. Basel: MDPI, roč. 11, č. 15, s. 1-13. ISSN 2071-1050. doi:10.3390/su11154162. 2019. článek - open access info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Barbora VALEŠOVÁ, Šárka KŘEPELKOVÁ, Petra ŠIMONOVÁ a Roman KROUFEK. Place-based education from three perspectives. Environmental Education Research. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, roč. 25, č. 10, s. 1510-1523. ISSN 1350-4622. doi:10.1080/13504622.2019.1651826. 2019. URL info
  • JOHNSON, Bruce a Jan ČINČERA. Development of the ecological concepts of energy flow and materials cycling in middle school students participating in earth education programs. Studies in Educational Evaluation. Amsterdam: Elsevier, roč. 63, December, s. 94-101. ISSN 0191-491X. doi:10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.08.003. 2019. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Grzegorz MIKUSINSKI, Bohuslav BINKA, Luis CALAFATE, Cristina CALHEIROS, Alexandra CARDOSO, Marcus HEDBLOM, Michael JONES, Alex KOUTSOURIS, Clara VASCONCELOS a Katarzyna IWINSKA. Managing Diversity : The Challenges of Inter-University Cooperation in Sustainability Education. Sustainability. Basel: MDPI, roč. 11, č. 20, s. 1-16. ISSN 2071-1050. doi:10.3390/su11205610. 2019. článek - open access info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Petra BIBERHOFER, Bohuslav BINKA, Johan BOMAN, Lisa MINDT a Marco RIECKMANN. Designing a Sustainability-Driven Entrepreneurship Curriculum as a Social Learning Process : A Case Study from an International Knowledge Alliance Project. Journal of Cleaner Production. Oxford: Elsevier, roč. 172, January, s. 4357-4366. ISSN 0959-6526. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.05.051. 2018. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Jan SKALÍK a Bohuslav BINKA. One world in schools : an evaluation of the human rights education programme in the Republic of Georgia. Cambridge Journal of Education. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, roč. 48, č. 6, s. 769-786. ISSN 0305-764X. doi:10.1080/0305764X.2018.1427216. 2018. URL info
  • WINKLEROVÁ, Karolína, Jan ČINČERA, Šárka KŘEPELKOVÁ a Roman KROUFEK. The GLOBE Program : Long-term memories of program-relevant experience. Journal of environmental education. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, roč. 49, č. 5, s. 400-410. ISSN 0095-8964. doi:10.1080/00958964.2018.1466772. 2018. info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Roman KROUFEK, Jan SKALÍK, Petra ŠIMONOVÁ, Lenka BROUKALOVÁ a Václav BROUKAL. Eco-School in kindergartens : the effects, interpretation, and implementation of a pilot program. Environmental Education Research. Routledge, roč. 23, č. 7, s. 919-936. ISSN 1350-4622. doi:10.1080/13504622.2015.1076768. 2017. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Michal MEDEK, Pavel ČINČERA, Miroslav LUPAČ a Irena TICHÁ. What science is about – development of the scientific understanding of secondary school students. Research in Science and Technological Education. Oxford: Routledge, roč. 35, č. 2, s. 183-194. ISSN 0263-5143. doi:10.1080/02635143.2017.1285760. 2017. info
  • ČINČERA, Jan a Petra ŠIMONOVÁ. „I am not a big man“ : Evaluation of the issue investigation program. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. Taylor & Francis, roč. 16, č. 2, s. 84-92. ISSN 1533-015X. doi:10.1080/1533015X.2017.1304297. 2017. URL info
  • ŠIMONOVÁ, Petra a Jan ČINČERA. Do Environmental Education School Coordinators Have a Mission? Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education. roč. 7/2016, č. 1, s. 23-36. ISSN 2255-7547. doi:10.1515/dcse-2016-0002. 2016. URL info
  • SMOĽÁKOVÁ, Nikoleta, Juraj ŠVAJDA, Samuel KORÓNY a Jan ČINČERA. The Benefit of the GLOBE program for the Development of Inquiry Competence in the Czech and Slovak Contexts. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education. Haag: LOOK Academic Publishers, roč. 11, č. 16, s. 9507-9519. ISSN 1306-3065. 2016. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan, Bruce JOHNSON a Silvia KOVAČIKOVÁ. Evaluation of a Place-Based Environmental Education Program: From There to Here. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. roč. 14, č. 3, s. 178-186. ISSN 1533-015X. doi:10.1080/1533015X.2015.1067580. 2015. info
  • ČINČERA, Jan a Bruce JOHNSON. Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes. Sociální studia. Masarykova univerzita, roč. 12, č. 3, s. 97-111. ISSN 1214-813X. 2015. info
  • ČINČERA, Jan. To think like a scientist: an experience from the Czech primary school inquiry-based learning programme. The New Educational Review. Toruň, roč. 35, č. 2, s. 118-130. ISSN 1732-6729. 2014. URL info
  • ČINČERA, Jan a Jan KRAJHANZL. Eco-Schools: What factors influence pupils’ action competence for pro-environmental behavior? Journal of Cleaner Production. Butterworth-Heinemann, roč. 61, č. 25, s. 117-121. ISSN 0959-6526. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.06.030. 2013. URL info


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