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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). Więcej
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IBE experts at the VPL Biennale in Berlin

At the beginning of May, the third edition of the international VPL (Validation of Prior Learning) Biennale was held in Berlin. At the meeting of the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group, which was organised on the occasion of the Biennale, Iwona Gmaj representing IBE and Maciej Lasota, an Advisory Group member from the Ministry of National Education, presented a report on the validation solutions used in Poland. Więcej
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IBE at the Round Table on Education

On Friday, April 26, the "Round Table on Education" was inaugurated in Warsaw. Talks will be continued this coming Tuesday in thematic groups. One of the organisations invited to participate in this event is the Educational Research Institute. Więcej
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Cooperation with the Central Examination Board

In April this year, the Institute for Educational Research signed a cooperation agreement with the Central Examination Board. The contract initiates, among others, common research projects, the exchange of information and the implementation of jointly developed solutions. Więcej

The public debate about the IQS has begun!

The conference "The IQS – a bridge connecting education and the labour market" was held on March 27, inaugurating the public debate on the implementation and development of the Integrated Qualifications System. Nearly 200 people took part in the conference, and almost 450 people followed the debate during an on-line broadcast. Więcej
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The II Digital Competencies Congress will be held on March 15-16, 2019 in Tarnów. The Educational Research Institute is a partner of this year's edition of the event. The Congress will present the results of new research in the field of education and digital competencies, as well as conduct an open debate of interested communities supporting the development of these skills among Poles. Read more

A new project at IBE and a complex research challenge

"The development and dissemination of diagnostic tools for the cognitive assessment of children and youth" is a project that will be implemented over the next three years by the Educational Research Institute in cooperation with the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. As part of the project, innovative diagnostic tools will be developed to assess the cognitive development of children and youth from 3 months to 25 years of age. The developed tests and post-diagnostic materials will be sent to all psychological and pedagogical clinics in Poland.

The project will involve the development of a set of tools to perform a specialized diagnosis of the cognitive functioning children and adolescents. The research will be based on an innovative theoretical concept, using executive functions (memory, attention, thinking) in combination with the sphere of perception, language and communication. Executive functions are essential for proper mental and physical development in various spheres of life. They are important for the functioning that relates to education. The areas cited above determine, among others, school readiness, school success and in the longer term - professional success and the quality of life.

Innovative diagnostic tools

The set of diagnostic tools will include a Battery of Cognitive Tests, measuring such cognitive functions as memory, thinking, attention, and language. The study will be conducted in an attractive form for children and youth and will consist of, among others, tests performed on a computer. This will enable the full standardization of the tests and the acceleration of the diagnostic process by having the results automatically calculated and generating profiles. The Battery of Cognitive Tests will not only allow for the easy selection of tests and actual testing, but also serve as a functional diagnosis.

Tests will be standardized on a nationwide sample of children and youth from 3 months to 25 years of age, taking various forms and having different tasks depending on the subjects’ age. A total of approx. 9,000 children and youth are planned to be tested in all stages of the project.

More effective support for pupils

The developed diagnostic tools will also be used to diagnose pupils with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN), including children with visual and hearing impairments, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, bilingual children from different cultures, immigrant children and gifted pupils. Cognitive functioning profiles will be developed for each group. This approach will provide the opportunity to include – and not exclude – pupils with special education needs and to increase the effectiveness of education and support.

The project will be directed for IBE by Prof. Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis, Ph.D. and Dr. Katarzyna Wiejak, and for SWPS University by Prof. Grzegorz Sędek, Ph.D. and Dr. Magdalena Kaczmarek.

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