Envigogika is a specialist peer-reviewed professional periodical published by the Charles University Environment Center in Prague. The journal publishes original academic papers and additional informative articles from the field of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD).The editorial board includes active advocates of environmental education - professionals in various fields as well as representatives of environmental education centres - who provide substantial innovation within the EE and ESD practice.
Expert and other support by anyone who is interested in the topic is welcome – to express your interest, please contact our editorial office.
The journal was established as a peer-reviewed professional periodical with the following objectives:
to improve the expert dialogue on education, and;
to present original scientific papers.
To increase its attractiveness for the teaching public, assist in the practical application of theoretical outcomes, and improve the mutual communication with educators, the journal also serves as a platform for the sharing of experience and information (News, Information, Reviews, Letters and Opinions), and as a source of inspiration (Inspirations).The texts appearing in the various sections may be in the Czech, English or other world languages. There is an English version of the journal, consisting of an executive summary of the published articles with references to their full text where either English is the original language or the article has been translated into English (two language versions exist). From 2013, full English versions of Envigogika will appear.
The journal is published 3 times a year, and additional 1-2 issues per year will be published in English as the primary language, depending on the quantity and quality of submissions.Envigogika has been published since 2006 by the Charles University Environment Center in Prague (CUEC). CUEC is a department specialising in promoting scientific and research work, interdisciplinary dialogue on environmental matters and participating in pedagogy, including dealing with conceptual issues of environmental education at all levels.
The journal is intended for professional dialogue on environmental or ecological education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD); its objective is to strengthen the theoretical foundations of the disciplines through discussion and apply those foundations in practice. The principal topics covered include analysis of the cornerstones and innovations in EE and ESD, discussion of the goals, assessment of methods, and the effectiveness of their achievement. Selection of topics and texts is driven by the connection between the learning process and its (natural) environment, its perception and philosophical reflection, its relationship to ethical imperatives, and the search outcomes for educational concepts, etc. In connection to this mission, we promote dialogue on the methodological and content-related aspects of education, as well as progress in the general awareness of environmental issues.
We publish transdisciplinary articles: such that use a specific professional language to communicate on common issues, but simultaneously design new frameworks and "boundary" issues for overcoming disciplinary boundaries. This approach should elicit new suggestions and expand on the options, topics and attitudes both in education and in terms of raising awareness, but ultimately, it should enrich the original discourse by transcending their acknowledged and methodologically-proven boundaries and examining issues beyond their fields of research.