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Schools as professional destinations of geography graduates in Poland in the years 1962-2012 in the light of socio-economic developments

Iceri 2x2One of the key goals of academic education in geography has been comprehensive training of future geography teachers. Schools are, in descriptions of a geography graduate's profile, one of primary possible employment areas. The socio-economic and political situation has undergone dramatic changes in the last fifty years which has affected the professional destinations of graduates of many university programmes, including a share of geographers who find employment in the educational sector.

Making decisions about going to university in the 21st century: theoretical underpinnings versus reality- a case of Polish students

Iceri 2x2The literature review indicates that one of the most under-researched areas in higher education are factors that determine the decision-making process of young people regarding going to university. There is a number of recognised theories that describe this complex process, in particular the theory of rational choice, expectancy-value theory, motivation theory and self-determination theory.

Comics as a tool for a narrative approach in early career counselling: theory versus empirical evidence

BJGC 2x2An analysis of both theoretical and empirical literature suggests that career counselling should begin in childhood and that it should be an ongoing process based on a narrative approach. The basis of this paradigm is an insightful reflection over one's life history, which requires tapping into the capacities of autobiographical memory.

Socioenvironmental issues of river bed material extraction in the Himalayan piedmont (India)

EES 2x2The present study focuses on the Balason river running through the Himalayan piedmont zone (near Siliguri, India). The objective of the study is an assessment of the environmental effects of river bed material extraction by humans and the dependence of indigenous people on the river and its ecosystem services.

Local Residents' Perceptions of a Dam and Reservoir Project in the Teesta Basin, Darjeeling Himalayas, India

MR&D 2x2We researched local residents' perceptions of a dam and reservoir construction project in the Teesta River catchment basin (Darjeeling Himalayas) within 1.5 years of its completion, using a questionnaire survey.

Labour-Related Issues in Polish Research on Tourism in the 21st Century: Evolution of Trends, Paradigms and Approaches

cover 333 2x2This paper presents results of the literature review from the field of tourism and recreation covering Polish research papers published in the years 2000–2017.

To study or not to study geography? The changing motivations behind choosing geography degree programmes by Polish students in the years 1995–2015

geoforum 2x2The article presents results of research (N = 2173) on the reasons for choosing geography degree programmes as declared by geography students. The objective of the analysis was to examine the significance of specific motivations and to attempt to clarify the changes behind these motivations in the context of social and political transformations in Poland in the last twenty years.

Dokonywanie wyboru usługi edukacyjnej na poziomie wyższym – ujęcie teoretyczne

Celem autorki artykułu jest przedstawianie wyników badań literaturowych, dotyczących teorii wyborów edukacyjnych, stanowiących postawy do zrozumienia mechanizmów procesu podejmowania decyzji tak o podjęciu studiów wyższych w ogóle jak i wyboru ich charakterystyk (uczelnia, kierunek).

Studia na kierunku geografia z perspektywy absolwentów wkraczających na rynek pracy: propozycja metodologiczna i wyniki badań

Absolwenci są jednym z podstawowych podmiotów mogących dokonać oceny przydatności studiów w przejściu z etapu edukacji akademickiej do etapu zatrudnienia oraz sugerować konieczne zmiany w szeroko pojętej koncepcji kształcenia, które optymalizowałyby pozycję
geografów na rynku pracy w przyszłości. Celem opracowania jest analiza percepcji studiów na kierunku geografia z perspektywy pracujących i poszukujących zatrudnienia absolwentów; zaproponowanie i poddanie krytycznej ocenie zastosowania metody pól semantycznych do interpretacji wyników w badaniach jakościowych z zakresu geografii społecznej.

Changes in the Polish education system and professional-demographic profile of teachers gaining qualifications at the Pedagogical University (UP) to teach Natural Sciences from 2000 to 2016

The specificity of the teaching profession requires not only thorough preparation to it in the course of study but also continuous training and improvement after its completion, during work.

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