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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Pedagogy

Professor Katarzyna Krasoń

Position: professor

Staff group: research-teaching staff

Expertise: pedagogy

Room: 220

e-mail: katarzyna.krason@us.edu.pl

ORCID: 0000-0002-3359-0647


Academic biography

– Alumna of the Faculty of Rhythmics at Karol Szymanowski Musical High School in Katowice

– 1990 Master of Arts in pedagogy, major: early school pedagogy, University of Silesia

– 1994 PhD in literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Silesia

– 2006 Associate professor of social studies, Adam Mickiewicz University in POznań, Faculty of Educational Sciences

– 2015 Professor of social sciences (nomination from the President of Poland June 23, 2015)

– Since 2010 Expert for Polish Commission of Accreditation

– 2020-2023 Member of the Section for Elementary Education at the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences


– Upbringing and education of a little child, especially contact with art and literature, music, film, theater, and dance in receptive and creative-expressive dimensions

– Intersemiotic translation and space visualization

– Workshops in expressive bibliotherapy and paratheatrical techniques

– Author of kinesthetic method of poetry interpretation used in education

– Author of visualizing theatre of movement


Main achievements, distinctions, awards

– Author of 10 monographs

– Editor of 12 books

– Author of one teachers’ manual and one standardized diagnostic tool: „The Scale of Creative and Reproductive Attitudes” (Ministry of National Education, Kraków 2011).

– Author of 179 articles and book chapters in Polish and other congress languages

– Papers delivered at 162 scientific conferences

– Author of the conception of the degree program in art therapy (held at various higher education institutions). 2016-2019 coordinator of the program. The program was certified as “Studies for the Future” by the Fundacja Rozwoju Edukacji i Szkolnictwa Wyższego in 2020 and was granted an award “Laurel of Innovation”

– Rector’s First Degree Award for scientific-research activity (2007, 2016). Rector’s Second Degree Award in 1994; 1998; 2000; 2002; 2005; 2008; 2017 and Third Degree Award in 2009 and 2014

– 2006 Medal of the Commission of National Education

– 2008 Silver Badge of Merit for the service for the University of Silesia

– 2011 Maria Weryho-Radziwiłłowiczowa Award for the organization of All-Poland Festivals of Youth and Children Expression

– 2018 Golden Badge of Merit for the service for the University of Silesia

– 2008 Nominee for the Student Laurel by the students of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology in the category “Student’s Friend”


Fellowships, study visits

– May 2011 – Erasmus fellowship at VIA University College, Viborg, Denmark. Lecture:

“Visualization theater versus divergence and non-conformist features in motoric behavior” and workshop: “The essence of visualization and the theater of movement”



– 2007-2012 Director of the Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia

– 2012-2019  Vice Dean for Science, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia

– 2012-2019 Member of the Senate Commission for Research, Art and Cooperation with the Economy. Head of Sub-commission for the humanities and social sciences

– Since 2020 – Honorable member and expert in the Association of Polish Art Therapists „Kajros”

– Since 2018 – Member of the Editorial Board in the publishing series: Education for Wisdom, University of Lodz

– 2012-2014 Editor of „Pedagogy” publishing series at the University of Silesia

– 2014-2019 Head of the Faculty Publishing Commission

– Subject editor in „Chowanna” journal, based at the Institute of Pedagogy, US

– Since 2013 Subject and associate editor in “The New Educational Review”, based at the Institute of Pedagogy, US

– 2003 Founder of the Child Expression Center at the Silesian Library in Katowice.

– Organizer of All-Poland Child Expression festivals and conferences:  “Art and Education” and “Education Through Art” (2003-2019)

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