Department of Primary and Pre-School Education

About the Department

Profile of the Department of Primary and Pre-School Education

The department offers study programmes primarily for pre-school teachers, teachers, assistants, primary and lower secondary school teachers, and academic staff and researchers in the doctoral school. As one of the departments with a similar profile available in Slovakia, it offers a modular undergraduate programme in response to the needs of today's modern times and students. This means that students can decide on their specialisation and field of study as soon as they start their studies.  The composition of the Department of Primary and Pre-School Education is varied, as the community of researchers and teachers is not only concerned with pedagogy and psychology and their disciplines, but also with mathematics, Slovak language and literature, Hungarian language and literature, and didactics. Our state-of-the-art classrooms offer a high level of training and prepare students for their professional practice. The department supports and develops students' artistic and musical creativity, physical fitness, not only in the artistic direction, but also in the direction of application in institutional teaching and educational practice, as well as in the direction of a meaningful leisure time. In the new study programmes launched in the department, we have increased the number of hours of pedagogical practice and introduced new types of teaching practice for students.  Another new feature of the courses is that students are encouraged to volunteer and to be internationally mobile.

The department is engaged in ongoing, internationally oriented scientific research. It is actively involved in both scientific and development projects with an emphasis on international cooperation. 

The department also places a high priority on its commitment to teacher training and active collaboration with a wide network of mentors in nursery schools, primary schools and educational institutions.


Head of Department:
Mgr. Yvette Orsovics, PhD.

Dr. habil. PaedDr. Kinga Horváth, PhD.
Katalin Ambrusné Prof. Dr. Kéri, DSc.
prof. Dr. Krisztián Józsa, DSc.
prof. Dr. András Németh, DSc.

Associate Professors:
Doc. dr. univ. Agáta Csehiová, PhD.
Dr. habil. PaedDr. Beáta Dobay, PhD.
PaedDr. Diana Borbélyová, PhD.

Assistant Professors:
Katalin Kanczné Nagy, PhD.
Mgr. Tímea Mészáros
Csilla Nagyová, ArtD.
Mgr. Yvette Orsovics, PhD.
Mgr. Anita Tóth-Bakos, PhD.

PaedDr. Peter Židek
Mgr. Attila Bognár

Doctoral students in the academic year 2023/2024

Full-time students: 1.grade

PaedDr. Szántó Zsuzsanna
Office: 409
tel. no.: 035/ 3260 719
Consultation hours:
Monday: 8:30 – 9:15
Tuesday: 9:30-10:15

Mgr. Katona Nikolas
Office: Sirály, 109b
UJS email: 
tel. no. : 035/ 3260870
Consultation hours: 
Wednesday: 13.00-13.45
Thursday: 16.00-16.45

Mgr. Szegiová Cyntia
Office: Sirály 109b
UJS email:
tel. no.: 035/   3260 870
Consultation hours:
Wednesday:10:30 -11:15
Thursday: 13:15-14:00

Full-time students: 2.grade
Mgr. Stela Járosiová
Office: T516
tel. no.: 035/ 3260 724
Consultation hours: Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:15
Thursday: 10:30 - 11:15

Mgr. Eva Prokopcová
Office: 516
tel. no.: 035/ 3260 724
Consultation hours: Monday: 9:00 - 9:45
Wednesday: 11:00 - 11:45

Mgr. Kocsis Zsófia
Tel: 035/ 3260 855
Consultation hours: Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:15
Tuesday: 13:00 - 13:45

Mgr. Katalin Sýkora Hernády
Office: T407
tel. no.: 035/ 3260 855
Consultation hours: Tuesday: 10:00 - 10:45
Wednesday: 9:00 - 9:45

External study:

Mgr. Mgr. Borovicza Boglárka
Gulyás Erzsébet
PaedDr. Kiss Beáta
PaedDr. Madarász Róbert

Doctoral programme

Doctoral mobility in the heart of Poland, in Krakow
This time Katalin Sýkora Hernády participated in a doctoral mobility in Krakow, Poland, where she was able to enrich her knowledge of research methodology, English language skills and human relational capitals. On the recommendation her mentor, Dr. hab. Aleksandra Budrewicz, prof., she had the opportunity to visit the Jagiellonian Library, one of the oldest university libraries in Europe, in addition to the library of the teacher training college. During the period of mobility, Dr. habil. Anna Tóthné Litovkina, PhD., Professor at the Faculty of Education of J. Selye University, also gave lectures at the National Education Commission of Krakow.

Doctoral student Katalin Sýkora-Hernády's Erasmus report

Katalin Sýkora Hernády participated in an Erasmus+ doctoral mobility at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Eötvös Lóránd University (hereinafter „ELTE“). The faculty strives to continuously strengthen the creative community working here, respecting diversity and human dignity. The observed programmes were mainly in English, which is a clear evidence of ELTE‘s successful internationalisation plan. There are dozens of research groups at the faculty, of which she was able to gain insight into the work of the Educational Institute and Program Development Research Group, whose mission is to carry out research and development programs which focus on organization-level development processes and program development in educational institutions. The head of the research group is Dr. Erika Kopp, who is also an Associate Professor at Faculty of Education at J. Selye University. The workshops of EdiTE focus on quality processes in doctoral education. On these occasions, we heard Nikolett Mihály, Associate Professor, give a lecture on Social Media Presence, but also on topics such as gender in education. The ensuing professional discussions were exemplary. In addition to the lecturers, she had the opportunity to meet and consult PhD students, teachers and young researchers from all over the world, including China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ghana, Oman and Malaysia.

Erasmus report of Beáta Kiss, PhD. student
The doctoral student completed a short-term mobility program at the Faculty of Education and Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University in April 2024, over the course of five days. During her trip, she gained numerous experiences: she participated in the training program at ELTE, was an active participant in a conference, conducted research in the library, and admired Budapest. On the first day, she got acquainted with the professional work at the Faculty of Education and Psychology at ELTE and met with members of the local doctoral research group who presented interesting topics such as teacher resilience, teaching gender identity, and intercultural relations. In addition to this, she conducted research in the library and took a walk in downtown Budapest. During the week, she also visited the Pedagogical Library and Museum with its school history exhibition, where she viewed old educational tools and objects related to Comenius's work "Orbis Pictus." On the fourth day of her mobility, she traveled to Sopron to participate in the "Training and Practice" conference, where she listened to lectures on the history of education and learning organizations. On the last day, she continued her library research and professional consultations, and also studied the use of the MAXQDA software.

The Day of Hungarian Poetry

Mgr. Nikolas Katona, a PhD student, gave a short lecture on Attila József to the students of the university, and then the students of the university posted their favorite poems on a poetry wall, thus contributing to the importance of poetry. Nikolas submitted one of his poems to a competition organized by the Association of Highland Writers to promote Poetry Day, and was awarded an Opus in the annual Contemporary Voice competition, as well as a special prize in the lyric category.

Sociology Workshop - Martos

Impulse and TéKa organized the second edition of the Youth Sociology Workshop for young Hungarians in Slovakia in Martos this year. Katalin Sýkora Hernády, a PhD student at the Department of Education and Teacher Training, played an active role in the project and the workshop programme. Dr. Zoltán Kántor, Director of the National Policy Research Institute, drew the participants' attention to the national policy implications of social science research, and Prof. Attila Z. Papp, Director of the Institute for Minority Studies of the Centre for Social Science Research, gave an intensive SPSS training for the participants. Dr. Tünde Morvai, Head of the Department of Hungarians Beyond Borders of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, presented the details of the Edu Uni 2024 research and its coordination tasks.

Workshop in Miskolc
Mgr. Katona Nikolas, a doctoral student, gained rich experiences during his professional journey in Miskolc. Throughout his research at the university, he not only managed to find the relevant scholarly literature necessary for his dissertation but also presented the importance of literary diversity through a short workshop titled "Literature Without Borders." Additionally, he took the time to explore the cultural values and landmarks of the city.

INTED2024 Proceedings Konferencia

The INTED2024 Proceedings global conference took place again in Spain from March 4th to 6th, 2024. One of the attendees was Eva Prokopcová, MBA, a doctoral student from the Faculty of Education. The title of her presentation was "State Language as a Foreign Language at a Higher Education Institution with a Language of Instruction of National Minority." The presentation was delivered in English. The paper has been published in the conference proceedings.

Professional teaching internship - Eger

PhD students Stela Járosiová and Eva Prokopcová participated in an Erasmus+ internship at Eszterházy Károly Catholic University in Eger (Hungary), in March 2024. During their time there, they gained a deeper insight into the theoretical and practical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies (e.g., enhancing their knowledge and skills through the use of MaxQDA and SPSS software) and had the opportunity to explore the historical sights of Eger, gaining insights into the local culture and history. This experience enriched them not only professionally but also culturally.

Scientific Conference in the spirit of discrimination

Nikolas Katona, a first-year PhD student, actively participated in the academic conference organised by the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature. The main topic of the conference was discrimination, on which Nikolas gave an interesting presentation. The title of the presentation was "A methodological analysis of the Barbie film in the light of discrimination". The methodological approach and analytical framework presented during the lecture helped to understand how discrimination is reflected in Barbie films, which are generally considered popular.

Professional report and workshop on the Erasmus trip

Nikolas Katona, a first-year doctoral student, spent two weeks in Győr, Hungary, at Széchenyi István University, as part of the Erasmus Programme. He made intensive use of the library and had the opportunity to give a lecture and organise an interactive workshop on his dissertation entitled Drama Pedagogy and Literary Therapy. The Erasmus programme offers opportunities for academic research, new contacts and knowledge development.

The doctoral programme Pedagogy is an organic part of the field of study of Teaching and Pedagogical Sciences. It aims to provide the scientific education needed for research in pedagogical theory and practice and related disciplines at all levels of education including adult education, as well as its application in school practice, and related disciplines at all levels of education, including adult education, as well as its application to school and out-of-school practice. Further informations on the doctoral programme are available here.


Research areas of the department:

Teacher, pupil/student, teacher training
 - Research into the interpersonal behaviour of the teacher, the attributes of the ideal teacher. 
- Research on the methodological culture of the teacher.
- Research into the teacher's self-efficacy.
- Research on teacher education and training.
- Research on the identity of student teachers and teachers in a social context, their attitudes towards the socio-economic environment, the formation of stereotypes, the formation of social networks and the parallel identification of their specific elements in the educational space of minority schools 
- Research on early school leaving as a social phenomenon.  
- Research into pupils' levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge, into the difficulties of understanding scientific concepts in relation to problem-solving thinking processes in certain areas of problem-based teaching, into pupils' attitudes towards the subjects and their development. 
- Research into pupils' inductive thinking.
- Diagnostic Assessment in Early Childhood
- Research on the theoretical foundations of educational systems.
History of education and teaching
- Early childhood and kindergarten history (19th and 20th centuries);
- The history of teacher education; the feminisation of teaching careers;
- History of women's education (18th and 19th centuries);
- Integration of teachers, inclusive education,
- History of education in Spain
Arts education
- Music pedagogy and the development of musical abilities
- Art pedagogy, art education in the context of interdisciplinary relations
- Culture, art, education from the point of view of intercultural relations (preferably Hungarian-Slovak)
- Music therapy, alternative music educational methods,
- Students' active artistic activities (art projects, choir work)
Modern methods in education
- Web based applications in education
- Flipped methods in education

Projects (20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021, 20222023)


Mgr. Marosi Martina
tel.: 00421 (35) 3260 608
office: T509


Ratio research group meeting

The Ratio Research Group held its next meeting on May 30, 2024. During the meeting, two first-year doctoral students presented the results of her dissertation work. PaedDr. Zsuzsanna Szántó's topic was "Research on Teacher Competence," while Mgr. Cyntia Szegi presented her work on "Methodological and Linguistic Applications of Digital Tools in Teaching German as a Foreign Language." Both presentations proved to be very useful.


Hungarian Choirs’ Meeting in Veszprém

The Veszprém City Mixed Choir organized its fifth choral meeting at the Hangvilla building from 7-9 June, 2024. Its aim was to bring together choirs from both sides of the border to sing together. In this year, the event was opened on Friday evening by the host, the Veszprém City Mixed Choir. On Saturday, the invited guest choirs gave a gala concert. The St. Cecilia Choir from Cluj-Napoca, the St. Maurice Choir from Bakonybél and the Vox Humana Choir from Vác were introduced. Slovakia was represented by Blaha Lujza Choir from Rimavská Sobota and the Cantus Iuventus Women’s Choir from our university. The choir was conducted by their choirmaster, Yvette Orsovics, and accompanied on the piano by Ágota Csehi. The highlight of the event was the final, collective singing session, where the hosts and their guests sang the pre-selected and learned pieces together.

Congratulations to the choir members and leaders for their worthy representation.

V. Tale Morning in Memory of Andersen

Egyedi illusztrációk árlista - Gallay-Nagy Krisztina grafikus, illusztrátor

The birthday of the great Danish story writer Hans Christian Andersen has been celebrated as International Children's Book Day since 1967. In recent years, libraries in our country and in neighbouring countries have regularly organised various activities to mark the occasion. One of the most common forms is the Night with Andersen, an evening reading for children in libraries. The aim of this promotional programme is to bring children closer to the world of books, to familiarise them with the library and to make them love books, reading and visiting the library. This is the occasion when the idea to organise a similar programme for pre-school children was born a few years ago. And this year it was organised for the 5th time.  The programme was organised by the Department of Education and Teacher Training of Selye János University under the leadership of  PaedDr. Diana Borbély, PhD.  The event was supported by the project"Strengthening partnerships in the field of education through cross-border cooperation/EduCoop".

 The drama-educational activities and puppet plays were carried out by the second year students of the Department of Education and Teacher Training under the guidance of the teacher of the department. The organisers hosted children from the Hungarian teaching kindergarten in Víz Street, Slovakia and the Gesztenyés Kindergarten in Hungary. The activity took place on the morning of 18 April 2024 in the university library, where the organisers wanted to offer more than just story reading to the kindergarten children. The programme was adapted to the age and interests of the children. To start the programme, the children were introduced to the library, then listened to the classic folk tale "The Salt", followed by drama games related to the theme of the tale, spiced up with movement elements using the "Tale in a different way" method. This was followed by movement games and then a puppet show by the students. At the end, the children were treated to a small hospitality and received certificates and gifts.  The programme was a great success, with the children actively involved in the activities.

Faculty round for the Mihály Tompa National Competition

On the 27th of March 2024, the Faculty of Teacher Education organised a faculty round for the Mihály Tompa National Competition, which is a reciting contest. On this occasion, the students, namely Mercédesz Karvai, Júlia Szabó, Veronika Fagyas and Dániel Nemes, recited their chosen poems. They will now participate in the national semi-finals. It is our goal to make a tradition out of the recitation competition at our faculty and we would like to thank our students for their participation.

The Meeting of the Ratio Research Group 
On March 22, 2024, the Ratio Research Group held a meeting.  During the session, PD. Dr. phil. habil. Mészáros Attila, the deputy dean, elaborated on the use of bibliographic software in pedagogical research. Programs such as BibTex, BibDesk, Bibsonomy, among others, presented during the lecture, assist doctoral students in organizing and enhancing the readability of academic literature, significantly facilitating their scientific work. The next speaker was Mgr. Járosi Stella, who introduced the topic of her dissertation "Girl Education and Women's Culture in the 18th-19th Centuries" among second-year doctoral students. The presentation provided a profound insight into the topic, sharing valuable scientific approaches and findings with the interested audience. At the end of the session, Dr. habil. PaedDr. Kinga Horváth, PhD., the dean of the faculty, outlined the formal details of the qualifying exams for second-year doctoral students preparing for the exams. Such briefings greatly assist students in preparing for exams and effectively overcoming the academic challenges ahead of them.

Solemn commemoration
On 14 March 2024, a commemoration event titled “Hungarians Live – Él a Magyar” took place at the Egressy Béni Municipal Cultural Centre in North Komárno honoring the events of 1848. This year, the celebratory program was presented by the Marianum Church School and Kindergarten, alongside the students of Elementary School at Ulica Práce and the students of J. Selye University participated in the event. Our university was represented by the Cantus Iuventus women’s choir from the Department of Education and Teacher Training, as well as the students of the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature. They paid tribute to the Youths of March and the memory of the revolution with a musical-literary composition. Special thanks to the preparatory educators: Ágota Csehi, Yvette Orsovics, Anikó Polgár, József Keserű, Gábor Lőrinc and Szabolcs Simon.

The Meeting of the Ratio Research Group (February 22, 2024)
The Ratio Research Group held its next meeting on February 22. At the meeting organized by the Research Group, Prof. Dr. Katalin Kéri, DSc. delivered an exciting lecture on "Research Opportunities and Challenges in Women's and Girls' Education Research." Professor Kéri presented the topic in an extremely captivating manner, arousing interest among the participants. The lecture was undoubtedly inspiring for those present and provided important information for anyone interested in the field of women's and girls' education research. During the meeting, there was also a discussion about the citation order. The attention was drawn to the examination for second-year doctoral students, which will take place in April. The participants of the meeting further enriched the gathering with their questions and comments, thus making it a deserved success.

The children of the Franciscan Friends Street Kindergarten were active participants of the Open Day of Selye János University 2024 on 14 February. With their help, we were able to show the visitors what tasks and duties await future kindergarten teachers, for which our university provides excellent training.

J. Selye University commemorates the 100th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s concert in Komárno

On February 5, 2024, we remembered an event that exactly one hundred years ago was one of the most significant events in the cultural life of Komárno. On this day, exactly on February 5, 1924 the well-known Hungarian folk music researcher, music educator, composer and pianist, Béla Bartók, gave a concert in the representative hall of the Komárno Cultural Palace – today is called the Danube Region Museum in Komárno. This event served as the occasion for the commemoration of Béla Bartók at the memorial plaque on the wall of the Danube Region Museum.

Ágota Csehi, the docent of the University J. Selye, praised Bartók’s work and his ties to the region of contemporary Slovakia, highlighting several important information regarding the organization and reception of the concert. Kinga Horváth, the Dean of the Faculty of Education of J. Selye University, placed the wreath of remembrance, accompanied by Ágota Csehi and Yvette Orsovics, and in the presence of István Stubendek, the conductor of the Concordia Mixed Choir. During the commemorative ceremony, the University of J. Selye’s women choir, Cantus Iuvents, and some young singers of the Schola Mariana Great Choir performed Hungarian folk songs by Béla Bartók under the direction of Yvette Orsovics. With this event, the participants honored the memory of this outstanding personality even a century later.

Final defense of the KEGA project

On January 11, 2024, the KEGA project no. 005UJS-4/2021 Adaptation and standardization of DIFER (Diagnostic assessment system for development) for 4-8-year-old children  was defended at the Faculty of Education in J.Selye University. The project leader was Krisztián Józsa. They participated in the project:  PaedDr. Diana Borbélyová, PhD., Dr.habil. PaedDr. Horváth Kinga, PhD., Mgr. Orsovics Yvette, PhD. (Department of Primary and Pre-School Education), PaedDr. Nagyová Alexandra, PhD. (Department of Pedagogy). In this context, the original contribution of the project is making the foreign  research and diagnostic tool DIFER available by adapting and standardizing it for the conditions of education in kindergartens and primary schools in Slovakia with the Hungarian language of instruction. Kindergarten and primary school teachers can use this diagnostic tool to monitor the development of children and students, both when determining their eligibility to enter primary schools, as well as their progress after entering compulsory school attendance. This standardized tool serves to assess the level of personality development of a child between the ages of 4 and 8 and can also be used to monitor the individual education of children in compulsory pre-primary education.

The Advent Concert Series of Cantus Iuventus

The Advent is a time of anticipation, heralding the arrival of one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. The J. Selye University’s female choir, Cantus Iuventus, has accepted several invitations in this year.
On 3rd December, in Komárno, the first candle on the city’s Advent wreath was lit in Klapka Square. Our choir prepared a bouquet of short Advent songs and had the opportunity, as the first, to try out the ‘singing Christmas tree’.
On 12th December the choir performed at two different venues. At noon, the choir’s chamber group delighted the residents of the Timoteus House, and in the afternoon, they sang for the seniors in the pensioners’ club. The choir received a warm and friendly welcome and a good atmosphere in both places. On 13th December Cantus Iuventus presented an Advent concert in the university’s assembly hall for the university’s lecturers and staff.
Many thanks to the singers, the accompanist Ágota Csehi and the choirmaster Yvette Orsovics.

Pioneer Hungarian Women in Science and Education

Stela Járosiová (PhD. student) will be travelling abroad to Szeged (Hungary) from 29 to 30 November 2023. During these two days she participated in a lecture, held at the MTA SZAB Chair of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged. The publication presented was edited by Réka M. Cristian and Anna Kérchy and published under the title Pioneer Hungarian Women in Science and Education. During the presentation, our renowned professors Katalin Kéri and Béla Pukánszky also spoke at the book launch. This event allowed us to get closer to the strong and committed women who have dedicated their lives and careers to the development of science and education. We had the opportunity to make new contacts, to nurture old ones and to expand our knowledge.

Ratio Research Group Meeting (30 November 2023)

The Ratio Research Group gathered for its meeting on November 30th, covering several important topics. Prof. Dr. Péter Tóth, PhD, delved into the significance of abstract writing. Following that, Dóra Hegyesi, a doctoral student from ELTE's doctoral school, delivered an excellent presentation on their research area, highlighting the benefits and challenges of doctoral life. The event not only provided valuable knowledge for the scientific community but also served as inspiration for those interested in research and doctoral studies. The November meeting of the Ratio Research Group, therefore, brought about innovation not only on a scientific and professional level but also fostered community building and information exchange.

Presentations by PhD students and researchers of the Educational Doctoral School, J. Selye University at an international scientific conference in Budapest

Between November 9 and 10, 2023, PhD students of the Doctoral School of Educational Sciences, J. Selye University participated in the 1st Education Conference - Education in a changing world. The conference was organized by the Department of Technical Education of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Budapest, Hungary.

Róbert Madarász made a presentation in the research on Vocational education and training, co-authored by Péter Tóth and entitled "Examining the inductive reasoning of 10-17-year-old children - During research." Kinga Horváth was the chair of the section entitled "Testing teacher and student competences", while its secretary was Katalin Sýkora Hernády. Eva Prokopcova made a lecture entitled "Assessment of Teacher Competencies among Master of Arts' students". Boglárka Borovicza made a presentation entitled "Exploring children's naïve images about natural science using the projective method", prepared by Boglárka Borovicza and Katarína Szarka. Zsuzsanna Szántó's topic was "Research on the ability of teachers". Beáta Kiss appeared in the "Education and research without borders" section presided by Péter Tóth, who talked about "Programs for schools on the Hungarian Broadcasting of Szlovák Rádió, 1960 – 1995". Zsófia Kocsis made a presentation entitled "Attitudinal study of school inclusion in a Slovak city" prepared by Zsófia Kocsis, Terézia Strédl and Melinda Nagy. The title of Katalin Sýkora Hernády's presentation was "Measuring teacher interaction among Hungarian-speaking teachers in Slovakia". The title of the presentation by Péter Tóth and Kinga Horváth was "Educational difficulties of Hungarian teachers in Slovakia". The presentation "The relationship between visual and verbal thinking" was made by Erzsébet Gulyás in the section "Basic research in pedagogy".

South Slovakia Sings

The festive choir concert called "South Slovakia Sings" took place on 18. November 2023 for the fourth time. The main mission of the concert to promote Hungarian choral music in Slovakia and to present contemporary compositions. The authors of many of the performed choir compositions also graced the event with their presence. The concert featured 7 choirs, including the women's choir of the UJS Cantus Iuventus. The choir was accompanied by Zsuzsanna Kalmár on piano and Éva Fekete on flute. The choir was conducted by Yvette Orsovics. Congratulations for a wonderful performance.

Science and Technology Week at the Department of Primary and Pre-School Education – 2023

Within the framework of the Science and Technology Week, between 6-10th November 2023, several interesting and meaningful lectures were organized by the Department of Primary and Pre-School Education:

On the 7th November, the first-year doctoral student Mgr. Nikolas Katona, held an interesting presentation about „Innovative Methods of Teaching Literature“. The presented methods and games can enrich the literature learning and make the teaching process more creative. Within the context of the presentation, participants had the opportunity to try out some techniques which they can use in their teaching practice or even in their teaching career.

Also on the 7th November, the „Women in Science“ engaging lecture and workshop took place. The event was led by two first-year students of the Educational Sciences Doctoral Study Program, Mgr. Cyntia Szegi and Mgr. Nikolas Katona. During the presentation the participant’s gained insights into the history, waves and social aspects of feminism. In the second part of the event, they learned about the work of outstanding women who significantly contributed to the development of science through their creations and discoveries. Following the presentation, the workshop provided students with the opportunity to apply their practical knowledge and work together in groups.

The lecture on November 8th, titled „Physical and Digital Discoveries in Kindergarten Using Technology“ was led by PaedDr. Zsuzsanna Szántó, a first-year doctoral student of the Educational Sciences Doctoral Study Program. During the presentation, she demonstrated simple discovery experiments that can be applied in the pre-school teaching and learning process. They develop children’s knowledge and experiences, and can be used and applied in real life.

12. Moving for Health

The teachers of the Department of Primary and Pre-School  Education and Teacher Training of Selye János University, in cooperation with the Regional Institute of Culture, the Regional Public Health Office and the city of Komárom, organized the event "Movement for Health" for kindergarten children for the 12th time in the Sports Centre of Selye János University. A total of 135 kindergarten children participated in the event, which was organized with the help of the teacher training students. The children were introduced to healthy lifestyles and sports activities in a playful way, performed movement exercises and movement puzzles, and did gymnastics together to music.

National Conference of Teachers of Pre-primary Education

The National Conference of Teachers of Pre-primary Education was realized in Buč on 24th March 2023, which the main organizer was the Association of Hungarian Educators in Slovakia. PaedDr. Alexandra Nagyová, PhD. represented the Faculty of Education of J. Selye University as an invited guest of the conference.

Book review

The mission of the Ratio Research Group is to carry out empirical pedagogical, psychological and sociological research in the fields of public education, teacher education and post graduate education. The Group has produced several publications. The latest research results have been published in the following monograph:

Tóth Péter – Horváth Kinga: A tanári interakció az osztályteremben (Teacher interaction in classroom)

The authors have publicly presented their work on March 23, 2023 in the building of the Faculty of Pedagogy of the J. Selye University. The authors have presented the statement of the problem, its circumstances, the metrics of evaluation and the result of their study. The monograph was reviewed by Katalin Sýkora Hernády, who has also recommended possible directions for future research.

Developing Flipped Methods for Teaching: 4th transnational meeting of partner institutions

On September 12 and 13, 2022, the partners of the Erasmus+ international project entitled Developing Flipped Methods for Teaching participated in the fourth transnational meeting of partner institutions, which was held at J Selye University in Komárno. The event was connected with the International Scientific Conference UJS 2022, within which a section The flipped classroom method in the educational process was implemented. The Faculty of education of J. Selye University was represented by the project members Mgr. Tóth-Bakos Anita, PhD. and Mgr. Mészáros Tímea.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the ongoing tasks and goals of the project and to discuss the following tasks and activities of the project.

Infrastructure of the study program

Spatial, material, and technical provision of the study programmes Pre-school and Elementary Education and Teacher Training for Primary Education

a. List and characteristics of the classrooms of the study programme and their technical equipment.

Education in study programmes Pre-school and Elementary Education and Techer Training for Primary Education are taught at the Department of Primary and Pre-school Educaton, which is located on the 5th floor of the Faculty of Education, J. Selye University. The design of the corridor reflects the profile of the department: with a permanent exhibition of student works, a children's corner and bulletin boards with information about the life of the department, the work of the Cantus Iuventus choir and current news.

Teaching of the above study programmes takes place at the Faculty of Education of the J. Selye University, in the Conference Centre of University, in the building of the Faculty of Economics and Informatics and in the Sports Centre: 

Faculty of Education

T103                                        (capacity:                                             45 people)
T109                                        (capacity:                                             30 people)
T213                                        (capacity:                                             25 people)
T301                                        (capacity:                                             40 people)
T306                                        (capacity:                                             25 people)
T402                                        (capacity:                                             34 people)
T404                                        (capacity:                                             100 people)
T501                                        (capacity:                                             42 people)
T504                                        (capacity:                                             25 people)
T505                                        (capacity:                                             32 people)
T506                                        (capacity:                                             20                                people)

Each classroom is equipped with presentation techniques. Classrooms T103, T109, T501, T504, T505, and T506 serve as specialized classrooms.

(T103) Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching art education

  • Modeling stand UNI A3, a total 5
  • Mobile dryer A4 a A3 424123, a total 1
  • Painting easel – 011m mix colour, a total 10
  • Plastic model spatulas Giotto Patplum, a total 6

(T109) Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching mathematics and other didactic subjects

  • interactive board
  • Lego – basic set for mathematics, a total 5
  • Montessori utilities: colored stairs a total 1 – 102, Montessori set 100 – 1000 perl. mat., a total 2, Montessori red - blue bars, a total 2
  • Geometric bodies, a total 1
  • Hanging counter for the white- or chalkboard, a total 1
  • Magic mirror for geometry, a total 10
  • Geoboard A, a total 15

(T501) Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching music

  • electronic piano - Kawa, a total 1
  • piano, a total 1
  • digital piano and CD player, a total 1
  • Slit Drum, a total 1
  • Large set of orff instruments III, a total 1
  • rhythmic equipment set - large, a total 1
  • Bongo professional – drum set, a total 1
  • Chromatic metallophone, a total 2
  • Alto Xilophone, a total 1
  • T20 reproduktor GigaWorks, a total 2
  • Glass showcase - diplomas, results, cups

(T504) Specialized classroom of developing literacy skills

Teaching aids:

  • Illustrations of fairy tales
  • Letters

Theater- screen

Fairy shelf

(T505) Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching didactics of primary education

Didactic boards:

  • Worksheets for the development of graphomotor skills
  • Painted alphabet
  • Slovak and Hungarian alphabet
  • Numerical series
  • Student project works - tools for developing pre-reading literacy

Decorative elements:

  • Tree of poems
  • Numbers and letters
  • Teaching aids:- Emotions

(T506) Specialized classroom of pre-primary education 

Teaching aids for the development of graphomotor literacy

  • Pencils - blue, red, green
  • Locomotive and 2x wagon
  • Boy and girl

Conference centre

K007                                        (capacity:                                             48 people)
K008                                        (capacity:                                             24 people)
K009                                        (capacity:                                             24 people)
K102                                        (capacity:                                             200 people)
K103                                        (capacity:                                             24                                people)


Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching chemistry and biology didactics


  • Human torso (set of 38 pieces)
  • Educational board: respiratory and circulatory system
  • Educational board: botanica (a total 5), mitosis, AIDS, viruses, nuclear-free organisms, nuclear unicellular cells, healthy lifestyle
  • USB digital microscope connection for conventional microscopes
  • Flir-ONE camera for iOS
  • Vernier laboratory equipments (Senzor UVB, Senzor UVA, Temperature Senzor, Spirometer, Soil moisture sensor, Relative humidity sensor, Gas sensor - O2, Hand dynamometer, Goniometer, EKG sensor, Biochamber 2000 (2000 ml, 2 outcomes for sensors CO2 a O2, Gas sensor - CO2, Blood pressure sensor, Go!Wireless handheld heart rate monitor)
  • LabQuest Viewer – permanent multi license for school
  • Logger Pro 3 - permanent multi license for school
  • LabQuest 2 - interface unit controlled by touch screen (3x BTA, 2x BTD, 1x USB imput, USB and Bluetooth 4.0 connection to mobile tools, built-in sensors, WiFi, GPS e.i.)


  • Interaktive white board (Hitachi)
  • Logitech Wireless Prezenter R400 – a total 2
  • Pasco Science Laboratory Equipment – basic set of sensors for chemistry education
  • Vernier laboratory equipments for chemistry
  • collection of minerals and rocks
  • 8-piece set of visual teaching material with a periodic table of chemical elements
  • set of crystal lattice models and models of molecules of inorganic and organic compounds
  • Educational boards: nitrogen, oxygen and water cycle; crystal lattice system
  • Educational board: nomenclature-inorganic chemistry
  • Educational boards: reaction of metals with water, reaction of metals with acid, mechanism of protolytic reactions, neutralization, reduction in the reduction series, peptide bond, electrochemical series of metal voltages, ability of atoms to transfer or receive electrons
  • Chemical-environmental suitcase for water and soil monitoring
  • Own library fund of the Department of Chemistry - specialized literature also available for students
  • Chemical laboratory set - experimental sets for children 

b. Characteristics of the study programme information management (access to study literature according to Course information sheets, access to information databases and other information sources, information technologies, etc.). 

The university library provides physical access to the literature for the study programme, at least to the extent of the compulsory literature listed in the course information sheets. The library uses the DAWINCI library information system, which is a modern library information system that integrates the latest elements from server applications, database systems, document management and, in conjunction with library knowledge and experience, transforms them into a comprehensive multimedia library system. Since 2006, the University Library JSU has also used this library information system to manage the library collection, manage loans and admin system of publication activities. The system provides users with access to individual library collections through the OPAC Online catalogue via the website. The University Library of JSU just like other university libraries, is involved in the central register of the admin system of publication activities for the needs of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Slovak Republic. Access of students and teachers to the necessary databases is also solved by remote access via CVTI SR. This approach provides access to foreign scientific journals available in the online databases of individual publishers. The university library organizes workshops that support orientation in publication databases and work with literary sources.

c. Characteristics and extent of distance education applied in the study programme with the assignment to courses. Accesses, manuals of e-learning portals. Procedures for the transition from contact teaching to distance learning. 

For the needs of distance education or education by a combined method, the university has 4 BigBlueButton video conference servers in operation. An alternative tool for distance learning is the MS Teams platform, as part of the Office 365 A1 for faculty package, which is available to all teachers and students.  In 2015, an e-learning system based on the open-source LMS Moodle was created and put into operation at JSU. Moodle continues to offer the possibility of publishing study and additional materials for individual courses, the possibility of assigning homework and electronic testing of knowledge in the authorised zone. In addition to the possibility of cable connection, which is available in the halls of residence, UL and other selected places, students in all JSU buildings have access to the Internet via WiFi connectivity. The person's authentication (login name and password) is required to connect to the network. In 2016, a centralized print system was introduced, which is also available to students.  

d. Institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme and the characteristics of their participation.

Main institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme are practising schools and kindergartens which contribute the pedagogical praxis for students of study programme as trainee teachers.

The Faculty of Education is in collaboration with more than 30 practising schools and kindergartens in Slovakia. There are practising schools not only in Komárno, but in Dunajská Streda, Veľký Meder, Galanta, Nové Zámky, Rožňava, Kráľovský Chlmec, Bratislava, Šahy, Štúrovo, Veľké Kapušany, Kolárovo and Rimavská Sobota as well.

In the course of pedagogical praxis students observe and analyse the process of education, learn how to apply theoretical knowledge, and acquire essential skills for the pedagogical profession.

e. Characteristics of the possibilities for social, sports, cultural, spiritual and social activities.

The conditions of providing scholarships from the state budget as well as from JSU's own resources are regulated by the JSU Scholarship Rules and Regulations. During their studies, JSU also provides its students with a stimulating environment. JSU effectively manages and operates JSU Halls of Residence (Dormitories), where it provides comfortable accommodation to university students with suitable conditions for quality housing with adequate hygienic standards and safety.  In the area of the Halls of Residence there is a multifunctional sports ground enabling students to meaningfully spend their free time and play sports. JSU also provides students with catering services in the building of the JSU Conference Centre.  In the university’s Sports Centre, students have the opportunity to play sports and carry out other leisure activities. 

The university also aims to provide opportunities for cultural, social and spiritual activities. Young talents will find their place in the Cantus Iuventus choir, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2023. Students also have the opportunity to visit a chapel established in the Čajka Hall of Residence.

f. Possibilities and conditions for participation of the study programme students in mobilities and internships (indicating contact details), application instructions, rules for recognition of this education. 

J. Selye University offers its students foreign student mobility opportunities within the mobility programmes Erasmus+, Makovecz and CEEPUS.

The Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office in cooperation with the faculties of JSU regularly organizes information Erasmus+ days and workshops and offers the possibility of personal or online consultations. Promotional materials, leaflets and brochures are distributed to JSU students. At the same time, the Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office regularly publishes information on its activities on the website and shares information to students, teachers and employees of JSU through the information tools of the university.

Partner institutions


Other mobility programs

The Meeting of the Ratio Research Group (February 22, 2024)

The Ratio Research Group held its next meeting on February 22. At the meeting organized by the Research Group, Prof. Dr. Katalin Kéri, DSc. delivered an exciting lecture on "Research Opportunities and Challenges in Women's and Girls' Education Research." Professor Kéri presented the topic in an extremely captivating manner, arousing interest among the participants. The lecture was undoubtedly inspiring for those present and provided important information for anyone interested in the field of women's and girls' education research.

During the meeting, there was also a discussion about the citation order. The attention was drawn to the examination for second-year doctoral students, which will take place in April. The participants of the meeting further enriched the gathering with their questions and comments, thus making it a deserved success.

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