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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
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IBE expert is now a member of the European NESET Network

NESET, the Network of Experts working on the Social Dimension of Education and Training, is an advisory network of experts working on the social dimensions of education and training. Jędrzej Stasiowski, on the staff of the Educational Research Institute, joined NESET in January 2019. Read more
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Vocational or university education? The core question discussed at the UniVET Project seminar

Over 40 persons participated in an experts’ seminar entitled „Vocational or university education? Factors influencing the decision of young people to choose a particular educational path” organised as part of the international UniVet Project. Read more
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IBE is a patron of the App is a no-cost, ad-free educational application promoting the history and culture of Poland. Developed by the Wizja Foundation, the program connects modern IT technology with educational tools. The honorary patron of the app is the Educational Research Institute. Read more
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Awards and distinctions for authors from the quarterly "Edukacja"!

The winners have been announced of the first edition of the Prof. Roman Czernecki Award. Among them are authors who publish in the quarterly "Edukacja" [Education], published by the Educational Research Institute. Więcej

The Interdisciplinary Research Network started its cycle of seminars

On November 7, the first scientific seminar organised as part of the Interdisciplinary Research Network (ISB) established by the Educational Research Institute was held. The meeting was attended by nearly 30 experts representing academic centres from the entire country. Więcej

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.