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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

International conference on a sectoral approach to qualifications

On behalf of the Educational Research Institute, we would like to invite you to participate in an international conference organised under the auspices of the “Support to central government administration, awarding bodies and quality assurance institutions in implementing stage I of the Integrated Qualifications System” project, entitled: "Sectoral approach to qualifications – qualifications frameworks, occupational standards, sector skills councils". 

The conference is addressed to all interested in a development sectoral qualifications: employers, industry organisations, trade unions, members of Sector Skills Councils, representatives of the central administration and local government, training firms and other institutions and other units.

The aim of the conference is to exchange experiences on developing a system of sectoral competences and qualifications. The most important solutions will be presented to support the development of sectoral qualifications, including international experiences regarding:

► sectoral qualifications frameworks,
► sectoral standards of occupational competences,
► sector skills councils,
► research on sectoral competences.


The conference will also be a place for reflecting on the role of sectors in implementing the qualifications systems and qualifications frameworks, developing the skills strategies or international initiatives relating to professional competences, such as the Bologna Process, ECVET or EQAVET.

A key part of the conference will be panel discussions, in which representatives of various stakeholder groups of the qualifications system will participate.

Registration is open until 15 June 2018.

Participation in the conference is free of charge.


The conference has an academic character. Participants will have the opportunity to present their accomplishments in the form of a paper. The prepared presentation in Polish or English should refer thematically to the issues raised. The papers may refer to the practical results of the work of the speaker, as well as present theoretical issues.

Each presentation should last no longer than 15 minutes.

If you wish to present a paper, please submit the title and an abstract that is half the length of a sheet of A4 paper. Please send this information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8 June 2018.

For substantive issues relating to the conference, please contact Andrzej Żurawski, tel. +48 22 241 71 87, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For organisational issues, please contact:

Monika Parys, tel. +48 22 241 71 09, mobile +48 785 506 321, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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