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What happened to adults in learning during the pandemic? IBE has the answer.

During the coronavirus pandemic, education moved onto a virtual platform. The remote teaching of children and youth became a dominant topic in the public discourse. But what happened to the adults who were participating in various types of educational activities? The Educational Research Institute tried to find out. Więcej

High level of financial literacy among Polish youth

Polish students count and understand finances well. Of the 20 countries that participated in the additional part of the PISA 2018 survey on financial literacy, the average score of Polish 15-year-olds was one of the highest in the world. Only students from Canada, Finland and Estonia proved to be better. Więcej
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Smartphones at school - opportunity or threat?

The smartphone is used in almost all areas of daily life, except school. Although most children and youths aged 9-17 years use their smartphone every day, few are able to recall interesting lessons using new technologies. Read more
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“OECD Skills Strategy: Poland” has been released

The “OECD Skills Strategy: Poland” report was presented at a conference on December 11th in Warsaw. The conference was attended by representatives of ministries, NGOs, the education sector and institutions supporting education. Dariusz Piontkowski, Minister of National Education opened the conference, and the report’s main conclusions were presented by Ludger Schuknecht, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Więcej

Polish students among the best in the world. Results of the international PISA 2018 survey are out.

Polish students are ahead of everyone but young Estonians in mathematical literacy in the European Union. In terms of reading literacy, Polish youths occupy 4th place among EU countries, and in science literacy, they are third. Więcej
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Call for articles for a special issue of "Education"

You are cordially invited to send your texts on topics relating to the issues of scientific integrity and research ethics for consideration in an English-language issue of the "Education" [Edukacja] quarterly. The submission deadline is November 25, 2019. Więcej

Workshops for stakeholders of the Integrated Skills Strategy

On Tuesday, May 28, workshops for stakeholders of the Integrated Skills Strategy (ISS) were held at the Arche Hotel in Warsaw. They were organized by the Educational Research Institute together with the Ministry of National Education and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


The meeting was inaugurated by Marzena Machałek, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Education. The speakers included Judit Rozsa from the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. In her speech, our guest from Brussels emphasised the importance of innovation in the education sector. Dr Piotr Stankiewicz, Director of the Educational Research Institute, also spoke in a similar tone, emphasising the role of lifelong learning and informal learning.

Recommendations for education

At the end of the plenary session, OECD representatives presented recommendations for the education sector in Poland, as well as the agenda of the workshops. Recommendations concerned, among others, the organisation of an information campaign to show employers the benefits of investing in the training of their employees and the need to promote the idea of lifelong learning among adults. After the end of the plenary session, conference participants broke down into small groups to discuss the recommendations in the four priority areas of the ISS :

  • increasing the responsiveness of the education system to the needs of the labour market;
  • supporting greater participation of adults in in all forms of learning;
  • strengthening the use of skills in the labour market and the workplace;
  • strengthening coordination and skills management structures.


Integrated Skill Strategy

The main objective of the Integrated Skills Strategy is to create opportunities and conditions for the development of those skills required to enhance social capital, social inclusion, and economic growth, as well as to achieve a high quality of life. The Minister of National Education is responsible for the development of the ISS. The Educational Research Institute is also involved in the work, providing the Ministry with expert support. The implementation of the objectives of the Integrated Skills Strategy should contribute to Poland's fulfilment of objective

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