Our projects

Current and Recent Research Projects

Data mining and application of cognitive structural modeling in risk management (2011 - now)

The main goal of the project is to develop the methodology of data drilling in risk management. The application is mainly focused on the system safety tools and methods to improve the process of hazard identification and risk assessment. The project follows previous industrial applications already published in monographs and conference proceedindgs. 

Curricular Process: A Modern Tool in Education Science (2008 - now)

The curricular process is defined as a sequence of inputs and outputs of transformations of concept, as well as sequence of five variant forms of curriculum (conceptual, intended, projected, implemented divided into implemented curriculum 1 and implemented curriculum 2, and attained curriculum). We study the possibilities of its application in education science. We investigate the application to research, science education, economics education and arts education. The curricular process can also give us better chance to establish the quality management to educational process because of its complexity. We study the curricular process in science education. Newly, we investigate the curricular process in E-learning and Blended learning.

Data Mining and Analysis in Education (2009 - now)

The data mining and analysis is very important part of educational process. Without, we would live in informational chaos and there would be no meaningful education. The main aim of this project is to apply the analytical synthetic modelling and matrix modelling to process of data extracting and data analysis before it enters to the curricular process. We investigate novel ways of building a bridge between research and education.

Scientific and research metadata mining and modelling (2009 - now)

Metadata is defined as a data about data or information about information. It is very important to be able to find the relevant metadata for scientific and reseach purposes. To create a good quality review, we need to have a proper metadata mining procesure. We model the possibilities of metadata mining with changing of conditions. For this purpose we use analytical synthetic, matrix and triangular modelling. We investigate the effectivty of metadata mining in various types of scientific databases by changing of conditions (key words, system of searching, database, etc.).

We also investigate the metadata mining in education. This is very important for educators (teachers) and students. The better quality metadata mining, the better review and the better textbook, lecture and education. We also model the metadata mining within the frame of education and curricular process.

Visualization of Logical and Process Data using Analytical-synthetic and Matrix modelling (2007 - now)

Analytical synthetic and matrix modelling is being used for textbook or lecture content creation. We investigate the application of these types of modelling also on visualization techniques. The analytical synthetic si based on connection of systemic and logical approach to information analysis that is why it can give us well-arranged and logical structure of information content. Thus we can use it for transparent visualization of logical data. In addidtion we can use it for modelling of processes with well-arranged and logical result (Prochazka, Zaskodný, Tarabek, 2007). The matrix modelling provides a hierarchical organization of information with coherency among analyzed data. We study the value of these types of modelling for visualization.

Educational and Didactic Communications (2006 - now)

This project is based on concepts educational and didactic communications. These concepts include all types of modelling used in education, transformations of information within the educational process and finally help to define the concept curricular process. As a result of this project, the research group (with cooperation with educational Publisher Didaktis, Ltd.) published annually a book serie named "Educational and Didactic Communication". 

Procedure of the Structural Textbook Creation (2006 - 2009)

The brief characteristics of this project includes the place of textbook in educational science, the ways of structuring of textbook and educational process, specification of the research interest especially to science education area, and description of educational process, above all in science education area. For more information please read "The global research report".

Less Recent Projects

Analytical-synthetic Modelling of Cognitive Structures (2001 - 2008)

Analytical synthetic modelling is based on connection of systemic and logical approach to information analysis that is why it can give us well-arranged and logical structure of information content. We used it for modelling of cognitive structures in various types of areas. We built the large models of physics and chemistry. Then we modelled sigle parts of these two sciences. There were two books published according to the constructed models of the cognitive structure of physics and their efficiency as textbooks was tested.