Wybrane procesy kształtujące geografię jako kierunek studiów w Polsce w XXI wieku

Przemiany społeczne i gospodarczo-polityczne, które charakteryzują się bardzo dużą dynamiką w ostatnich latach, ukształtowały współczesny obraz polskiego społeczeństwa oraz w znaczący sposób wpłynęły na uczelnie wyższe. Geografia akademicka musiała ewoluować po to aby realizować założenia procesu bolońskiego, reform szkolnictwa oraz pozostać wybieranym przez młodzież kierunkiem kształcenia. Czytaj dalej Wybrane procesy kształtujące geografię jako kierunek studiów w Polsce w XXI wieku

Kariera zawodowa nauczycieli w warunkach przemian w systemie edukacji: zarys stanu badań

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Przemiany ekonomiczne i społeczno-kulturowe generują na rynku pracy nowe wyzwania dla przedstawicieli wielu profesji, w tym dla nauczycieli. Poziom rozwoju gospodarczego, postęp technologiczny, stopa bezrobocia, sytuacja demograficzna czy modele życia społecznego odpowiadają za sposób myślenia człowieka o pracy, kreują warunki, w których przychodzi mu realizować swoje aspiracje zawodowe, co w dłuższej perspektywie czasowej ujawnia się w typach kariery.

Czytaj dalej Kariera zawodowa nauczycieli w warunkach przemian w systemie edukacji: zarys stanu badań

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 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. Czytaj dalej Socioenvironmental issues of river bed material extraction in the Himalayan piedmont (India)

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

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