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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Pedagogy
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Researchers & topics

Jan Basiaga

  • Dysfunctional family – ways to support it
  • Professional foster families

Magdalena Bełza-Gajdzica

  • Attitudes towards people with disabilities
  • Social and educational inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Surdopedagogics

Ewa Bielska

  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on trauma studies
  • Socio-cultural matrices of resistance to oppressive practices in late modern times
  • Socio-cultural imaginaries of oppression, resistance and trauma

Maciej Bernasiewicz

  • Social rehabilitation work in an open (court-supervised) and closed environment
  • Aetiology of crime; size, dynamics and structure of juvenile crime

Bogumiła Bobik

  • Support for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Guidance counselor and organisation of pedagogical assistance for children with various problems
  • Post-war history of education in Upper Silesia, especially in the years 1945-1961

Violetta Bojda

  • Literature for children and teenagers
  • Magazines for children and teenagers
  • History of upbringing

Ewa Borowiec

  • Biological and cultural conditions of cognitive changes in the educational process
  • Educational preparation for ethical conduct for sustainable development
  • Educational contents integrated around the idea of sustainable development

Małgorzata Bortliczek

  • Handwriting (and writing) in education
  • Language culture in the educational space

Alina Budniak

  • Experiments in working with preschool and younger school-age children
  • Social education in preschool and early school
  • Principles of good education for preschool and early school children

Irena Burczyk

  • Music education, place and role of music in the psychophysical development of a child
  • Educational and axiological values of folklore
  • Voice production

Katarzyna Borzucka-Sitkiewicz

  • Threats to psychosocial health
  • Socialisation determinants of health behaviour
  • Health education and health promotion in the context of the concepts of empowerment

Agata Cabała

  • Museum education in pedagogical and museological analyses
  • Cultural education and its implications for school and university teaching
  • Out-of-school and school teaching

Edyta Charzyńska

  • Spirituality and religiousness. Moral virtues – forgiveness and gratitude
  • Psychoactive substance and behavioural addictions
  • Well-being and quality of life

Barbara Chojnacka-Synaszko

  • Cooperation between family and school environments
  • Social participation of young people in the local environment


Dagmara Dobosz

  • Socio-cultural gender
  • Human sexuality and sexualisation of culture
  • Quality of life of teenagers and young adults

Iwona Donocik

  • Inclusive education in local social and educational policies

Alina Dworak

  • Cultural and socio-environmental determinants of health and development
  • Contemporary threats to health and development

Beata Ecler-Nocoń

  • Concepts of human nature in educational practice and pedagogical research

Ilona Fajfer-Kruczek

  • Adaptation strategies of people with disabilities in the penitentiary system
  • Addictions and violence among children and adults

Monika Frania

  • Media education, education to the media, development of digital-media competences
  • Trends in education (didactics) supported by new technologies and media
  • Social contexts of phenomena in new media, and social communication
  • Media culture

Katarzyna Front-Dziurkowska

  • Readaptation and prevention programmes from prisons

Zenon Gajdzica

  • Inclusive and integrative form of education for students with disabilities
  • Social and educational contexts of functioning of people with intellectual disabilities

Alicja Gałązka

  • Drama in developing 21st century skills in the ELT classroom
  • Mindfulness and resilience – competences of health care employees
  • Mindful schools

Marcin Gierczyk

  • Social function of a diploma from an elite university
  • Ethical features and morality of employees of rehabilitation and penitentiary institutions in Poland

Joanna Godawa

  • Art therapy in working with and development of people with disabilities
  • Deficit of contact with nature, and pedagogy of adventure and experiences as educational challenges
  • Fairy tale therapy in development of and working with children with special educational needs
  • Arts in the development, therapy and rehabilitation of people with disabilities

Szymon Godawa

  • Forest preschools
  • Optimising the functioning of children with special educational needs

Elżbieta Górnikowska-Zwolak

  • Social pedagogy
  • Gender studies
  • Special education (social inequality issues)
  • Sociology of education/upbringing

Joanna Góźdź

  • Motivation to act
  • School readiness

Barbara Grabowska

  • Nationalistic education in Central and Eastern European countries
  • Sense of identity of youth in culturally diverse environments
  • Family support and assistance
  • Competencies to communicate in culturally diverse environments

Hewilia Hetmańczyk

  • Preschool and early school pedagogy
  • Social and emotional aspects of school readiness and social competencies
  • Media in the free time of the youngest children

Tomasz Huk

  • Contemporary ideas in scouting upbring
  • Educational benefits of e-sports
  • Students’ use of smartphones

Katarzyna Jas

  • Social pedagogy
  • Multicultural and intercultural education
  • Geragogy

Ewa Jarosz

  • Children’s rights – development and implementation in societies, environments and social and educational institutions
  • Violence against children
  • Social participation of children and youth
  • Childhood studies – development and implementation in research and social practice

Andrzej Kasperek

  • Contemporary culture and religion – sociological and pedagogical contexts

Ewelina Kawiak

  • Mathematical education of children of preschool and early school age
  • Preschool and early school pedagogy
  • Diagnosis and therapy of learning difficulties
  • The role of games and plays in mathematical education in preschool and grades 1-3

Mirosław Kisiel

  • Music education in a situation of social, cultural and educational change
  • Dance and music-movement activity of the child
  • Musical competencies of early school and preschool teachers

Małgorzata Kitlińska-Król

  • Language skills and deficits of different groups
  • The contemporary Polish family
  • Psychological and pedagogical assistance for students with special educational/developmental needs and their parents
  • Polish education system in the context of the school systems of Europe and the world

Urszula Klajmon-Lech

  • Family with a sick child, with a disability – forms of support
  • Religion – intercultural education
  • Qualitative research in pedagogy – narrative interview

Danuta Kocurek

  • Education in the Pszczyna region from the end of the 19th to mid-20th century
  • Biographies of teachers of the Pszczyna region
  • Vocational education in Upper Silesia in the period of autonomy
  • Upbringing and education of the rural children of Upper Silesia from mid-19th century until 1922.

Ewelina Konieczna

  • Film culture and its dissemination
  • Film and media education
  • Cultural and intercultural education

Kinga Konieczny

  • Education of children from dysfunctional families
  • Multicultural and intercultural education
  • Pedagogy in social and educational work
  • The importance of non-governmental organisations in supporting problem families

Tomasz Kopczyński

  • Use of technology, Internet, software to develop a person’s potential
  • Computational thinking – improvement of key competences (logic, mathematics, algorithmics, programming) at different stages of education
  • Biofeedback to optimise memory processes
  • Shaping the competences of the future in terms of programming, e-sports, remote cooperation

Katarzyna Kowalczewska-Grabowska

  • Acting in Context by Training the Trainers in Social Empowerment
  • Identifying and solving local community health problems

Mariola Kozubek

  • Integral ecology – pedagogical aspects
  • Cooperation with the environment

Katarzyna Krasoń

  • Act of creation in theatre – character, designation, story, visualisation – in the expressive and therapeutic dimension
  • Creativity, aesthetics, art and contemporary culture in education, integral education and art therapy: visual arts, film, theatre
  • Literature, intersemiotic translation in literary education and bibliotherapy for early school children

Wojciech Kruszelnicki

  • Philosophy of education
  • Critical theory & education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Contemporary philosophy

 Łukasz Kwadrans

  • The problems of socially maladjusted people and people at risk of exclusion
  • The functioning of attendance centres, court guardianship, mediation and probation and proceedings in juvenile cases – the perspective of Poland and other countries
  • Support and assistance for families and protection of minor children
  • Issues of the identity of the Romani, their participation in education, integration, adaptation strategies adopted
  • Competencies to communicate in culturally diverse environments

Hristo Kyuchukov

  • Bilingualism
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Intercultural education
  • Roma in Peru

Karina Leksy

  • Health promotion and health education
  • Environmental and socio-cultural determinants of health and disease
  • Health, life quality and lifestyle of children and teenagers in terms of their participation in the digital media culture
  • Socio-cultural requirements on the body and girls’ and women’s health

Agnieszka Lewko

  • Daycare facilities
  • Inclusion areas for people with autism spectrum
  • Psychosocial functioning of and support for people with disabilities

Agnieszka Majewska-Kafarowska

  • Socio-cultural determinants of the ageing process
  • Modern migration processes and their importance for the functioning of the elderly
  • Self-realisation of adults in the context of civilisation processes

Katarzyna Maliszewska

  • Theatre in education and pedagogical therapy
  • Art in education and socio-cultural animation
  • Cultural education and axiological education – education as work through culture
  • Pedagogical Therapy – working with scarcity

Krzysztof Maliszewski

  • Transdisciplinary research into the history of pedagogical thought
  • Imponderability of education – the weak, hidden, dual, long-term factors of upbringing
  • Philosophical pedagogy – anthropological and axiological contexts of education and educational discourses
  • Pedagogy as a humanistic discipline – consequences of the anti-positivist breakthrough for pedagogical research

Elżbieta Marek

  • Training of early education teachers
  • Teacher competencies
  • Early education programmes (preschool and early school education)
  • Creativity of children, students and teachers

Magdalena Marekwia

  • Peer learning in shaping the ability to solve text-based tasks by younger school-age children
  • Difficulties of primary school pupils in learning mathematics

Beata Mazepa-Domagała

  • Art education of younger school-age children
  • Art and children’s expression
  • Children’s reception preferences for visual messages
  • Evaluation of children’s arts works

Łukasz Michalski

  • History of pedagogical thought and theory of historiography of upbringing
  • The interface between philosophy of education and literary research
  • (Pop)cultural contexts of education

Patrycja Młynek

  • Students of Ukrainian origin – adaptation to the school environment
  • Level of manual dexterity of 6-year-old children

Sebastian Mrozek

  • Special education and inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Local social policy towards people with disabilities
  • The problem of social maladjustment of children and teenagers

Edyta Nieduziak

  • Social inclusion and inclusive education for people with disabilities
  • Support for people with disabilities about to become adults
  • Developmental and therapeutic potential of artistic activities of people with disabilities among others in the context of disability studies
  • Educational and upbringing resources for artistic activities as well as cultural and animation projects

Marta Niemiec

  • Diagnosis and treatment of people with special educational needs
  • Social contexts of the functioning of disabled and socially disadvantaged people
  • Social inclusion and inclusive education
  • The issues of functioning of adults with disabilities

Monika Noszczyk-Bernasiewicz

  • Biographies of juvenile wards in juvenile detention centres and juvenile shelters
  • Size and structure of juvenile delinquency and the measures imposed on them
  • Institutional rehabilitation – programmes for the rehabilitation of minors in the Polish juvenile detention centres and juvenile shelters

Anna Nowak

  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Stigmatisation, discrimination and legal exclusion of people with disabilities

Beata Oelszlaeger-Kosturek

  • Education for child development
  • Teacher education and child education
  • Pedagogical innovations in education

Ewa Ogrodzka-Mazur

  • Cultural identity of young learners in selected Central and Eastern European countries. From traditional patriotism to multidimensional identity and cultural pluralism
  • Between ethnicity and integration. Functioning of communities of schools with the Polish as the language of instruction in Europe and worldwide
  • Values in intercultural upbringing. The needs, opportunities and limitations of axiological education for children and teenagers
  • Cultural and cognitive contexts of early school intercultural pedagogy

Sabina Pawlik

  • Biographical experiences of people with disabilities
  • Art/creativity of people with disabilities as a tool of social inclusion
  • Social activism of people with disabilities – historical perspective and present day

Gabriela Piechaczek-Ogierman

  • The functioning of a child in a multicultural environment
  • Psychophysical and social condition of students
  • Problematic and risky behaviours and their determinants

Irena Polewczyk

  • Auditory perception – diagnosis, disorders and stimulation of development
  • Auditory processing disorders (CAPD/APD)
  • Impact of noise on student and teacher functioning at school
  • Education for preschool and early school teachers

Anna Porczyńska-Cieszewska

  • Special education
  • Mental well-being of people with intellectual disabilities

Dorota Prysak

  • Social functioning of people with disabilities
  • Special education for people with profound or serious intellectual disability about to become adults
  • Therapy, psychodrama
  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities about to become adults

Irena Przybylska

  • Emotional culture and upbringing
  • Emotional work of men and women
  • Social constructivism and emotional competence

Aleksandra Pyrzyk-Kuta

  • Choreotherapy and conscious body work
  • Social perception of deaf people and their culture – socioeducational aspects

Danuta Raś

  • History of social rehabilitation and prevention
  • Prevention and resocialisation performed by representatives of the Church
  • Social biographies of educators
  • Selected issues of penitentiary rehabilitation and prevention

Renata Raszka

  • Early school and preschool pedagogy – perspective of mathematical education
  • Economic and financial education and entrepreneurship education
  • Innovation in pedagogical practice
  • Application of ICT in the education of and instruction for students

Marek Rembierz

  • Intercultural pedagogy
  • Comparative pedagogy of religions and interreligious dialogue
  • Inclusion as an issue of education philosophy
  • Methodology of pedagogy in the context of general methodology of learning

Violetta Rodek

  • Passion as the highest form of engagement, creativity and active creation of one’s own biography – a pedagogical approach
  • Cultural education and its significance for personal human development in in the context of the challenges of fluid modernity and anticipation of the future
  • Students’ self-study process and its determinants
  • Private pedagogical theories of teachers and their consequences in behaviourism-inspired education

Aniela Różańska

  • Intercultural education – religious education
  • Educational aspects of religious pluralism
  • Socio-cultural identity of people in multicultural regions
  • Environmental education

Natalia Ruman

  • Multimedia in education for sustainable development
  • Environmental education
  • Thanatological education
  • Integration of people with disabilities in post-primary education

Sylwia Ryszawy

  • Social pedagogy
  • Health education
  • Women’s sports activity from a pedagogical and socio-cultural perspective
  • Intercultural education

Agata Rzymełka-Frąckiewicz

  • The functioning of the education system in Poland and selected countries
  • Reform of the education system at different levels
  • Contemporary schools in the wake of socio-cultural transformation
  • Higher education and building of individual success and general social development

Iwona Samborska

  • Learning responsibility in childhood and adulthood
  • Food education of children
  • Experiences of preschool age children
  • Cognitive activity of children in the context of STEM education

Małgorzata Satoła

  • Occupational development of special education teachers and motivation for choosing the profession of special education teacher
  • Sustainable development in a pedagogical context
  • Implementation of a practical module in the course of special pedagogy

Beata Skotnicka

  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities in rural areas
  • Inclusive education
  • Social support for people with disabilities in rural areas

Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska

  • Distance learning – forms and effectiveness
  • Activating methods and innovative technologies in modern education
  • SMART university and competences of university teachers and students in the scope of ICT and e-learning. Innovative courses of study
  • Robotics and STEM education
  • Multimedia in early school education

Anna Studenska

  • Student autonomy in learning

Monika Sulik

  • Biographical determinants of development and education of adults
  • Biographical didactics – inspirations and multidimensional contexts
  • Educational thought and practice in different generations

Ewa Syrek

  • Psychosocial health of children and teenagers – socioenvironmental determinants
  • Institutional and non-institutional possibilities to provide help and support to students with mental health problems

Anida Szafrańska

  • Social support for families with a child with autism spectrum
  • Families of adults with autism spectrum
  • Children and teenagers with special educational needs in educational care facilities
  • Education of students with autism spectrum – inclusive education

Anna Szafrańska

  • Educational policy
  • Intercultural education
  • Pedeutology
  • Early school education

Alina Szczurek-Boruta

  • Education of different age groups; school, students, teachers
  • Socio-cultural reality of the borderland

Urszula Szuścik

  • Early school and preschool pedagogy
  • Psychology of creativity
  • Artistic pedagogy
  • Art therapy

Leokadia Szymczyk

  • Development of interests and talents of children aged 5-6
  • Functioning of a family with a chronically ill child
  • Death as perceived by preschool children

Eugeniusz Szymik

  • Drama interpretation of fairy tales
  • Development of interpersonal relations of early school age children
  • The role of drama in development of communication competences of early school age children

Iwona Tomas

  • Fine arts education
  • Aesthetics and visual culture of the school

Katarzyna Węsierska

  • Attitudes of Polish students and teachers towards stuttering
  • School bullying and environmental support for the stuttering students

Edyta Widawska

  • Monitoring of human rights and equality policies in companies, public institutions, non-governmental institutions
  • Local community animation and implementation of participatory activities
  • Educational Transactional Analysis in pedagogical work


Teresa Wilk

  • Culture and art in the process of social revitalisation, in the education and upbringing of children and youth and in leisure activities

Agnieszka Wysocka

  • Family and institutional forms of childcare

Ewa Wysocka

  • Psychosocial functioning of the youth – construction and validation of research tools
  • Readiness of the young generation to act – construction and validation of research tools
  • Creative attitudes and special abilities of socially maladjusted youth and the factors determining their development
  • Temporal perspective and psychosocial functioning of socially maladjusted youth in conditions of institutional isolation

Małgorzata Zalewska-Bujak

  • Cultural, social and political entanglements of the profession of teacher
  • Teacher – educator and tutor of children and creator of school communication

Lucie Zormanova

  • Pedeutology
  • Intercultural pedagogy

Alicja Żywczok

  • Psychosocial well-being of children and teenagers and methods of counteracting the attitude of life negation
  • Cognitive values and methods of shaping them
  • Meta-theoretical research into pedagogical ethics and theory of education
  • The significance of tradition for social, cultural and moral development

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