PhDr. Gabriela Šarníková, Ph.D.

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Present position: Assistant Professor, Researcher

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

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  • The Faculty of Education in Prešov, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovak Republic: Master degree: Teaching:  Slovak Language and Literature - Pedagogy
  • The Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University in Lublin, Poland, master degree: Philosophy
  • The Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University in Lublin, Poland: PhD. and PhDr. On Philosophy

Research interests:

  • Methodology of pedagogy
  • Didactics
  • Philosophy of education
  • Alternative school systems and approaches
  • Methodology of leisure time activities - humanities
  • Philosophy for children
  • Ethical education
  • Social education
  • Spiritual education
  • Adult leisure education

Selected publication activity

Scientific monographs

  1. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Budú cnosti v budúcnosti? O výchove k cnostiam. [Will be Virtues in Futures? On education to virtues]. Ružomberok: Verbum, 2011. 240 p. ISBN 978-80-8084-674-9.
  2. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Učiteľ a európske hodnoty. [The Teacher and European Values] Ružomberok: Verbum, 2012, 143 p. ISBN 978-83-8084-945-0.
  3. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. et al. Bedekr společného vzdělávání. [The Guide of the Collective Education] Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2019. 165 p. ISBN 978-80-244-5606-5. DOI10.5507/cmtf.19.24456065.
  4. SARNIKOVA, G., TAVEL, P. Amour de développement de l´homme – L´amor et sa dimension spirituelle, philosophique, psychologique et pedagogique/Love and Development of Human Being – Spiritual, Philosophical, Psychological and Pedagogical Dimension of Love. Fribourg: S.É.C.T, 2015. 230 p. ISBN 978-2-8399-1548-9.


Articles in international scientific reviewed journals

  1. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Younger School Age Pupils and Their Perception of Personal and Social Development in the Context of Extracurricular Activities. Pedagogika. 2019. 134(2), 170-184. Print ISSN 1392-0340, Online ISSN 2029-0551. SCOPUS.
  2. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Spiritualita dieťaťa ako súčasť hľadania pravdy o sebe a o svete. [Child Spirituality as a Part of Searching for the Truth about Oneself and the World]. Predškolská výchova. ISSN 0032-7220, 2019, vol.LXXIII, iss. 4, pp. 33-36.
  3. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Development of Critical Thinking of Primary-School Pupils through Literary Texts. Science and Education. ISSN 2311-8466. 2017, vol. 13, issue 5, pp. 112-121. WoS.
  4. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G., Maliňáková, K., Fürstová, J., DUBOVSKÁ, E., TAVEL, P. Psychometrická analýza škály Funkčního posouzení terapie chronických nemocí – spirituální osobní pohoda (FACIT-Sp) v českém prostředí [Psychometric evaluation of the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-spiritual well-being (Facit-sp) scale in the czech environment]. Československá psychologie. 2018. LXII (Suplement),  114-128. ISSN 0009-062X.  WoS
  5. MALIŇÁKOVÁ, K., TRNKA, R., ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G., SMÉKAL, V., FURSTOVÁ, J.,a TAVEL, P. Psychometrická analýza Škály každodenní spirituální zkušenosti (DSES) v českém prostředí. Československá psychologie. 2018. LXII (Suplement), 152-180. ISSN 0009-062X. WoS
  6. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G., TAVEL, P. L´empathie comme compétence du pédagogue/Empathy as pedagogue´s competence. Revue Internationale des.Sciences humaines et naturelles. ISSN 2235-2007, Année 1, num. 2 (2011), pp. 63 – 82.
  7. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. The Influence of a Teacher on the Development of Relationship with Their Region and Homeland in Pupils of a Primary School. Edukacja elementarna w teorii i praktyce. ISSN 1896-2327, 2011, vol. 19, iss. 1, pp. 117 – 128.
  8. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G., TAVEL, P. The Phenomenon of Love in Pedagogy of the Founders of the Christian Communities. Revue Internationale des Sciences humaines et naturelles. ISSN 2235-2007, Année 2015, num. 3 (2015), pp. 57 – 83.
  9. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G., TAVEL, P. Problematika zmyslu života aplikovaná v edukačných aktivitách. [The Issue of Meaning of Life Applied to Educational Activities]. Disputationes Scientificae. ISSN 1335-9185. Vol. X, issue. 2, 2010, pp. 30 – 46
  10. ŠARNÍKOVÁ, G. Rozvoj kritického myslenia žiakov s využitím filozofickej diskusie [Development of the Critical Rhinkong of Pupils by Application of the Philosophical Discussion]. Edukácia. ISSN 1339-8725. 2015. Vol. 1, issue 1, pp. 243 – 252.

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