About me - Danuta Piróg - studies, graduates, labour market
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About me

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Danuta Piróg (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Pedagogical University of Kraków (Institute of Geography). D. Piróg is an author and co-author of 85 papers in scientific journals, chapters in monographs and books. Her research interests are focused on:

  •  intercultural education, European education, practical preparation of students – candidates for the geography teaching profession and
  •  the effectiveness of geographical studies in the context of the needs of the labour market.

The most significant recent achievement was obtaining a research grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and now she is a head of the research project "Graduates of geography studies on the labour market in Poland and in selected European Union countries" no N N114 076739. The purpose of this research is to conduct a multidimensional prognosis of geography graduates on the labour market and to devise a complex methodology of these kind of surveys with empirical verification.

1994-1999: studies in the Institute of Geography in the Pedagogical University of Kraków

2003: PhD degree, dissertation: Needs and possibilities of optimization of European education in grammar schools (based on research in selected grammar schools in the malopolska region) ;

The dissertation was awarded a Rector's prize in the Pedagogical University of Kraków

2006 – 2009: partner in an international project Herodot: TP1 Citizenship, Culture, Place and Identity 2300402-CP-1-2006-1-UK-ERASMUS-TN

2009 – 2012 partner in an international project PAM-INA 502077 – LLP – 2009 – DE – COMENIUS – CMP

2010 – present: head of the research project entitled "Graduates of geography studies on the labour market in Poland and in selected European Union countries" financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Selected functions:

2006-2009: member of the board of the Polish Geographical Society (chosen in election)

2002-2011: director of Practical Teacher Training in the Institute of Geography (Pedagogical University of Kraków)

2001 – present: director of post - graduate studies "Science" in the Institute of Geography (Pedagogical University of Kraków)

2006 – present: member of Rector's Commission of Practical Teacher Training in the Pedagogical University of Kraków

2012 – present: the representative of PhD academic teachers in Faculty Council of Geography and Biology at Pedagogical University of Kraków (chosen in election)

2012 – present: coordinator of specialisation Science in the Institute of Geography (Pedagogical University of Kraków)

2012 – present: member of the Panel of Geographical Education in the Polish Academy of Science

2012 – present: member of The Commission of Quality of Education in Pedagogical University and a Coordinator of Quality in the Institute of Geography

2013 – present: reviewer of journal: Studies in Higher Education

2013 – present: reviewer of journal RIGEO

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