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Institutes and Major Fields of Research


Institute of Education

Director:  dr hab., prof. APS. Franciszek Szlosek
Administrative Assistant: Dorota Goluch,pl

  • Pedagogical thought, education and care in modern Poland and Europe - historical and cultural context;
  • Humanistic education: subjectivity, dialogue, encounter - anthropological and philosophical as well as empirical and practical discourse in academic education;
  • Modern education in a comparative perspective – intercultural discourse;
  • Practical and theoretical aspects of creativity;
  • Methodological issues in the social sciences and in the humanities;
  • Continuous education in the knowledge society and the media
  • The child and the children’s rights in the modern world;

Institute of Special Education

Director: dr hab., prof. APS Joanna Głodkowska
Administrative Assistant: Irena Samulska

  • Diagnosis and assistance to children and youth with special and specific learning disabilities;
  • Continuing social and vocational rehabilitation of persons with a disability into adulthood;
  • Disability and society;
  • Family environment of disabled persons;
  • Educating pupils with learning disabilities;
  • Integration and inclusion as an educational and a social process;
  • Educational, rehabilitative and therapeutic effectiveness of various methods of working with disabled pupils;
  • Teaching and special education professionals: competencies, training and professional development, personality profile
  • Specific areas of study in special education:
    • education of blind and visually impaired persons;
    • education of persons with impaired hearing;
    • education of persons with intellectual disabilities;
    • therapeutic education: education of persons with chronic disease and impaired mobility;
    • psycho-pedagogy of social rehabilitation;
    • pedagogical therapy;
    • early assisted development;
    • social and vocational rehabilitation;

Institute of Assisted Human Development and Education

Director: prof. dr hab. Edyta Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska
Administrative Assistant: Zofia Skałecka

  • Diagnosis and assisted cognitive development of children with slower cognitive progress;
  • Assisted cognitive development and mathematical education of  pre-school and first grade  elementary school children;
  • Assisting senior pre-school pupils and younger elementary school pupils in the process of further developing of their skills for learning math; music, physical activity, and play in cognitive development of pre school pupils;
  • Promoting health conscious behavior among children;
  • Diagnosis and therapy of speech disorders of various etiology and patho-mechanism;
  • Phonetic symbols to record both normal and abnormal realizations of sounds in  international and Slavic alphabets;
  • Psycholinguistic aspects of bilingualism;
  • Developing the ability to create texts from the perspective of the language development of a healthy child;
  • Quality standards in early education, directions in education of the transformation;
  • Skills acquisition in elementary school pupils, measuring pupils’ progress, analyzing and understanding the factors in success or failure;
  • Methods of pedagogical therapy in early school education;
  • The theories and beliefs of early education teachers, and their creativity and teaching styles;
  • Identifying and supporting the development of children’s individual skills and abilities;
  • Effectiveness of work in pre-school integration groups;

Institute of Art Education

Director: prof. dr hab.  Marzanna Wróblewska
Administrative Assistant: Marta Wróblewska – Jarmołowicz

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia, Photography, Film
  • History of Art
  • Art-therapy
  • Animation of Culture
  • Music Education
  • Literature

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology

Director:  prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Tarkowska
Administrative Assistant: Ewa Burska

  • Crisis of civilization, society, economy and culture;
  • Globalization processes;
  • Subjectivity and democracy;
  • Interdisciplinary and disabilities studies;
  • Health and family;
  • Ethical problems of globalization;
  • Ethics of responsibility;
  • Poverty in the post-communist world;
  • Sociology of culture;
  • Sociology and anthropology of the family;
  • Ethics and democracy;
  • Logic;
  • Philosophy of language and the mind;

Institute of Social Prophylactics and Social Work

Director: dr hab., prof. APS Paweł Boryszewski
Administrative Assistant:  Ewa Burska

  • Sociological aspects of disability;
  • The functioning of institutions providing social assistance;
  • Vocational support of the socially excluded;
  • Substance abuse;
  • Social assistance in regard to unemployed functioning
  • Leisure time of unemployed;
  • Polish emigration at the turn of the 20th and the 21st centuries;
  • Legal status of human embryo;
  • Crime and the justice system
  • Professional codes;
  • Issues of substitute consent in regard to medical services;
  • Politics, administration and culture in the European Union;
  • The military history of 20th century Poland;
  • Finance in public statistics;
  • Rehabilitation through sport;

Institute of Applied Psychology

Director:  Prof. dr hab. Jan Czesław Czabała
Administrative Assistant:  Małgorzata Gawron

  • Factors enhancing the development of mental health;
  • Psychological and social problems of persons with a disability;
  • Psychological and social problems of persons suffering from somatic illnesses;
  • Psychopathology of human development;
  • Personality and human development;
  • Psychological and cultural factors enhancing human development;

Social Education – The UNESCO Chair of Janusz Korczak

Chairman: prof. dr hab. Adam Fraczek

  • The mission and research activities of the UNESCO Chair consist of initiating and coordinating interdisciplinary studies in child development and well-being.
  • Family socialization in childhood and readiness for aggression in adolescence (crossnational studies of social moral approval of violence)