doc. PhDr. & Mgr. Petra Potměšilová, Ph.D.

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Full name: doc. PhDr. & Mgr. Petra Potměšilová, Ph.D.

Present position: Associate professor, Researcher, Head of Department of Christian Education

Employment: Dept. of Christian Education, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University Olomouc, Czechia

Contact: tel.: +420-603293252, e-mail:

Research interests

Deaf studies as general - educational psychology

Education of the deaf and hearing impaired children

Psychology of special support to parents of impaired children

Art therapy in special education


Charles University Prague, Master's degree ─ Special education (Deaf studies, Speech therapy, Art therapy)

Palacky University Olomouc, Master's degree ─ Psychology

Charles University in Prague ─ Ph.D., PhDr. on Special art education

Charles University in Prague ─ Ass. professor on Special education

Selected publication activity

Scientific monograph

  1. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P. Supervize v podmínkách speciálního vzdělávání. 1. vyd. Olomouc: UP, 2014. 212 s. ISBN 978-80-244-4127-6. WOS:000350917400009
  2. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P. Pojmotvorný proces u dětí se sluchovým postižením. 1. vyd. Olomouc: UP, 2015. 197 s. ISBN 978-80-244-4812-1.

Articles in international scientific reviewed journals

  1. Hanaková, A., PotmesIl, M., Potmesilova, P., Vitova, J. Sign Language and its Awareness. Duoyuanwenhua Yu JJiaoyu-Multicultura and education, 2011, č. 2., s. 49 - 65. ISBN 978-7-5531-0010-4. Jedná se o časopis, který vydává Universita of Chengdu. Abstrakt k článku je v anglickém jazyce; celý článek vyšel v čínštině. Zde je čínský název článku: 手语及其意识.
  2. KOSSEWSKA, J., POTMĚŠIL, M., PETERS, B., POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P. Value priorities in adolescents with hearing impairment. Psychologia Rozwojowa, 2013, vol. 18(3).
  3. Potměšilová, P., Potměšil, M. Roubalová, M. Supervision as a prevention and support to teachers in integrated education. Electronic Joural for Inclusive Education, 2013, No. 11, Vol. 2, Art. 3, 12 s.
  4. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P., POTMĚŠIL, m., roubalová, m. Possibilities and limits of supervision used in integrated education. TOJCE, 2014, pp. 11 - 27. ISSN: 2146-8192.
  5. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P., POTMĚŠIL, M. Art Therapy as Part of Special Pedagogy. E-Pedagogium, 2014, č. 4 s. 89 - 103.
  6. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P., SOBKOVÁ, P., FOJTÍKOVÁ, P. Effect of Cultural Differences in Reaction of Students to Ambiguous Art Stimulus, Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2014, 2, s. 58-67, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.211008. 90 %.
  7. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P., BUQIONG. Ambiguous stimulus in the educational process of pupils with hearing impairment. Paidagogos, 2015, č. 1, s. 158 -170.
  8. POTMĚŠILOVÁ, P. The reaction of children with hearing impairment to an ambiguous stimulus. E-pedagogium, 2015, č. 2., s. 159-174.

International activities – lectures

  1. University of Patras, Greece, 2006 - 2016 lectures on Art therapy
  2. University of applied sciences, Hameenlina. Finland, 2004 - 2009 lectures on Art therapy
  3. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, 2015 - till now, lectures on deaf studies
  4. Sichuan Normal University Chengdu, PRC, 2010 - till now lectures on Art therapy


  • 2015 – associate professor in the area of special pedagogy, Faculty of Education UK Prague
  • 2004 - 2009 Faculty of Arts UP in Olomouc, Study programme: Psychology, master’s degree
  • 1997 - 2004 Faculty of Education UK in Prague, Study programme: Specialization in pedagogy, doctoral studies
  • 1992 - 1997 Faculty of Education UK in Prague, Study programme: Special pedagogy,  Pedagogy, master’s degree

Work experience

  • 2009 - to the present Palacký University in Olomouc, Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty
    • academic employee
    • from the year 2012 manager of the subject Social Pedagogy
    • from the year 2012 to 31 August 2016 deputy to the head of the Department of Christian Education
    • from 1 September 2016 head of the Department of Christian Education
  • 2002 - 2008 Secondary school, primary school and preschool for the hearing impaired, Olomouc
    • teacher in preschool
  • 1997 - 2002 Secondary school for the hearing impaired, Beroun
    • 1998 nanny in the boarding house
    • 1998 - 2002 - teacher (civics, literature, IT)
    • 1999 - 2002 also deputy to the director

Specialist focus

  • Special Pedagogy: deaf education, speech-language pathology
  • social-pathological manifestations,
  • art therapy with a focus on pupils with special needs
  • psychology of individuals with handicaps
  • supervision in pedagogical practice

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