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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Pedagogy
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Associate Professor Violetta Rodek

Associate Professor Violetta Rodek

Position: Professor of the University

Staff group: research-teaching staff

Expertise: Pedagogy



e-mail: violetta.rodek@us.edu.pl

ORCID: 0000-0002-2501-4092


Academic biography

– 1996 Master of Arts in pedagogy, major in early school education, University of Silesia in Katowice

– 2001 PhD degree in pedagogy

– 2017 Associate professor degree in social sciences (pedagogy)

She is currently working on her individual research project “Passion as the Highest Form of Making One’s Biography – A Pedagogical Approach”. She is also a member of the research team that works on the project “The Phenomenon of Courtesy Stigma in Light of Biographical Experiences of Families of Individuals at Risk of Social Exclusion”



– Self-education and the process of independent learning

– Passion in human life – the pedagogical approach

– mentoring and tutoring in education

– cultural education

– Courtesy stigma phenomenon – concequences for individual development


Main achievements, distinctions, and awards

– Author of three monographs, two books co-authored, more than thirty scientific articles published in journals and edited monographs

– Preparation and realization of research projects of international and domestic character Visegrad Fund Cultivating and forming regional traditions by the Visegrad Group teachers (Zakład Dydaktyki Ogólnej i Pedeutologii), “Bardzo młoda kultura” (Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Regionalny Instytut Kultury w Katowicach)

– Coordinator of the project ,,Klucz do uczenia się – rozwój umiejętności zawodowych nauczycieli wychowania przedszkolnego i edukacji wczesnoszkolnej”, financed by the European Union as part of EFES program

– Coordinator of the program “Tutoring for the Best Students of the University of Silesia”, realized at the former Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology in the course of pro-quality subsidy of MNiSW

– Supervisor of two research projects realized by students in the course of the aforementioned program


Fellowships, internships

– Uniwersitat der Bundeswehr w Monachium

– Teaching fellowship at The John Paul II Pontificate’s Center for Documentation and Research (Erasmus+ program)


Membership in scientific and editorial boards

– Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice. Vice-director of the Institute of Pedagogy

– Member of the Didactic Board, pedagogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice

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