December 10, 2020

Day 1

9.00 − 9.20

Welcoming Remarks

Minister of Education and Science – Dr. Przemysław Czarnek

Government Plenipotentiary for supporting the child development function of schools and institutions, inclusive education and vocational training, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Education  – Marzena Machałek

Director of the Educational Research Institute – Dr. Łukasz Arendt

9.20 − 12.30

Preparing teachers for inclusive education in Europe – values, knowledge, skills, competences

9.20 − 9.35

European Union policy on preparing teachers for inclusive education, directions of support in the financial framework of the new perspective

Manuela Geleng, The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission

9.35 − 9.55

Technical support from the European Union for structural reform in Member States. Opportunities and examples of support in preparing personnel for inclusive education

Thomas Pritzkow, The Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support of the European Commission

9.55 − 10.25

Preparing teachers for inclusive education – conclusions from the meta-analysis of identified challenges and accepted solutions in European countries – results of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education project entitled Teacher Professional Learning for Inclusion (TPL4I)

Annet De Vroey, Simoni Symeonidou – European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

10.25 − 10.45

Inclusive education “All means All”

Manos Antoninis, Director of UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report

10.45 − 11.25

The international experiences of preparing teachers

Federal Republic of Germany – Daniel Bognar, Head of the Early, Special and Inclusive Education Department, Ministry of Education of Hesse, Federal Republic of Germany Norway – Bodil Hafsås, Kristiny Kvåle, Toril Fiva, Ministry of Education and Research

11:25 − 11:45


11.45 − 12.20

Educating teachers on inclusive education from the perspective of higher education institutions and teachers – presentation of research results

Prof. Iwona Chrzanowska, Prof. Beata Jachimczak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

12.30 − 14.30

New standards of teacher education – Do they ensure effective preparation for implementing inclusive education?


Prof. Ewa Domagała-Zyśk, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


  1. Prof. Zbigniew Marciniak, Chairperson of the Central Council for Science and Higher Education, representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Task Force on teacher education standards, University of Warsaw
  2. Prof. Małgorzata Sekułowicz –  representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Task Force on teacher education standards, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław
  3. Prof.  Marzenna Zaorska – representative of the Ministry of Education and Science Task Force on developing education models for special education needs students, University of Warmia and Mazury, member of the Presidium of the Committee on Pedagogical Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  4. Prof. Barbara Marcinkowska – representative of the Ministry of Science and Education Task Force on teacher education standards, Academy of Special Education
  5. representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  6. Anna Dakowicz-Nawrocka, Deputy Director of General Education, Ministry of National Education
  7. Dr. Wiesław Poleszak – Deputy Director of the Centre for Education Development
  8. Marek Tarwacki – Director of the Stanisław Moniuszko Primary School in Łajski, representative of the Ministry of National Education Task Force on developing education models for special education needs students

14:30 − 15:00


15:00 − 17:00


15.00 − 15.30

Competence profile of an inclusive education teacher

Prof.  Grzegorz Szumski, University of Warsaw

15.30 − 16.00

Factors deciding on the effectiveness of supporting students in the inclusive education model – results of a meta-analysis of qualitative data collected in a study on inclusion practice in primary schools

Prof. Zenon Gajdzica, University of Silesia in Katowice

16.00 − 16.30

Barriers, opportunities and challenges for inclusive education

Prof. Małgorzata Sekułowicz, University School of Physical Education in Wrocław

16.30 − 17.00

The self-development and continuing education of teachers

Prof. Barbara Marcinkowska, Academy of Special Education in Warsaw


Dr. Marta Bielawska

a graduate of tyflopedagogy at the Academy of Special Education and the Academy of Third Sector Managers at Collegium Civitas, completed her doctoral studies at ASE in Warsaw. She received a scholarship from the “Educational Leadership Programme” to the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown (USA). She has experience in working with blind and partially sighted people of all ages, in non-governmental organisations in Poland and in the USA, Ireland, Georgia, Ghana and Kenya. She is a specialist in inclusive education and early development support. She conducts workshops and training on inclusive education, early intervention and education for children with visual impairment and children with multiple disabilities – including those with both visual and hearing impairments. Currently, she is the project manager of the “Pilot implementation of the model of Specialised Centres for the Support of Inclusive Education” at the Centre for Education Development in Warsaw.

Dr. Stanisława Byra

DSc, Professor of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. She is a special educator, author of over 100 publications on the psychosocial consequences of motor disability, the functioning of parents of children with disabilities, and the education of people with disabilities. Her specialty is adapting diagnostic tools to the Polish context, as well as in developing her own research tools.

Prof. Iwona Chrzanowska

Prof. Iwona Chrzanowska, PhD, DSc is a full professor of education, her research focuses on special education. She is the Head of the Special Educational Needs Centre at the Faculty of Educational Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She is also a Faculty Commissioner of Special Educational Needs. Iwona Chrzanowska specializes in issues on inclusive education and is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal “Interdisciplinary Contexts in Special Pedagogy” She serves on various committees and bodies, and is an Expert for the Polish Ministry of National Education, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre Poland. Her latest monographs on inclusive education are Nauczyciele o szansach i barierach edukacji włączającej (Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 2019) [Teachers on the Prospects and Challenges of Inclusive Education, Polish Scientific Publishers PWN, Warsaw 2019] and Pedagogika specjalna. Od tradycji do współczesności (Oficyna Wydawnicza Impuls, Kraków 2015, 2018 II wydanie, 2019 III wydanie) [From Foundations to Contemporaneity of Special Pedagogy, Impuls Publishing, Krakow 2015, 2018 Second Edition, 2019 Third Edition]. Iwona Chrzanowska co-edited with Grzegorz Szumski Edukacja włączająca w przedszkolu i szkole (Wydawnictwo FRSE, Warszawa 2019) [Inclusive Education in Primary and Secondary Education, FRSE Publishing, Warsaw 2019], she is also the author of numerous journal articles on this topic.

Prof. Jan Cieciuch

Associate professor at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, manager of two ongoing projects: “Development and dissemination of diagnostic tools supporting psychological and pedagogical assistance” in (1) Personality and (2) Emotional and social functioning. Together with his colleagues, he created several submodels of various personality variables and phenomena which are parts of a comprehensive synthetic model. This model can be considered to psychology what the Mendeleev Table is to chemistry. He has published research results in journals in the field of personality and social psychology (e.g. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology), development (e.g. Journal of Youth and Adolescence), methodology (e.g. Assessment), other social sciences (e.g. Annual Review of Sociology) and top interdisciplinary journals (e.g. Nature Human Behavior).

Ewa Domagała-Zyśk

Ewa Domagała-Zyśk – special educator, Head of the Department of Special Education at the Catholic University of Lublin. In recent years, she has participated in the preparation of a battery of tools for the social-emotional diagnosis of students, including those with special educational needs known as “TROS-KA”, and an adaptation of the tool for functional diagnoses “ABAS-3”. She was also an expert for the Ministry of National Education and the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education project entitled “Improving the quality of inclusive education in Poland”. She is currently conducting research projects on the conditions of inclusive education, teacher training in the context of working with special needs students and preparing graduates with disabilities to function in the hybrid labour market.

Ewa Furche

Graduate of the Swiss multi-year project for the continuing professional development of teachers, certified teacher trainer, educator, specialist in adult education, coach, tutor, with many years of experience in teacher development, the external examination system and pedagogical supervision. Author of didactic materials and articles on education. Vice-director of the Teachers’ Training Centre in Gdańsk. My talent according to the Gallup test: strategist – I like to create alternative ways of action.

Professor Zenon Gajdzica, PhD, DSc

Professor Zenon Gajdzica, PhD, DSc, special educator. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice. Scientific interests: inclusive and integrative education of students with disabilities, the social functioning of people with intellectual disabilities.

Bodil Hafsås, Ministry of Education and Research

I work in the Ministry of Education and Research, department of Kindergartens and Schools. I am currently the project manager of a project on changing the national support system for special needs.

Prof. Beata Jachimczak, PhD, DSc

Prof. Beata Jachimczak, PhD, DSc, professor at Adam Mickiewicz University. Pedagogue, special educator. Scientific interests are focused on education, training and the therapy of students with special educational needs as well as educational policy aimed at building a system of care, support and (inclusive) education and staff preparation. A Ministry of National Education expert on the implementation of inclusive education in Poland. Specialist for WCAG in the project “Developing a model of functioning for Specialised Centers for the Support of Inclusive Education” (SCWEW) at the Centre for Education Development. Mail:

Marzena Kędra

Headmaster of the Cogito Public Elementary School in Poznań. Chairwoman of the National Coordination Team of the Polish Association of Animators of C. Freinet’s pedagogy. 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has the third degree of professional specialisation, the title of Honorary Professor of Education. Author and creator of many programmes and pedagogical innovations, author of over 40 publications in early school pedagogy, including several curricula. Author, organiser and participant of many national and international conferences.

Dr Tomasz Knopik

psychologist and career counsellor, PhD in psychology, master of philosophy, researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin); SEN expert in the project “The development and dissemination of diagnostic tools for the cognitive assessment of children and youth”. Dr. Knopik specializes in the diagnosis and development support of gifted children. Author of about 50 publications on the psycho-pedagogy of abilities, inclusion and emotional and social competences of children and adolescents.

prof. dr hab. Barbara Marcinkowska

Prof. Agnieszka Olechowska

Prof. Agnieszka Olechowska, D Hum – special educator-logopedist, early education teacher, academic teacher, professor and director of the Institute for Human Development and Education at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw, visiting professor at Florida University (USA), co-founder of the Cognitive Motor International Society (COMIS). Member of the Elementary Education Team at the Elementary Education Section of the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Doctoral Team at the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Scientific College of the Research and Therapeutic Centre at the Polish Association of Therapists SI, member of editorial committees and reviewer of domestic and foreign scientific publications and pedagogical journals. Head of postgraduate postgraduate studies in Early and Pre-School Education at ASE, certified trainer and therapist of the Move to Learn® (Movement for Learning) programme, and manager of continuing education courses in this field. Author of books on special educational needs: “Supporting students with special needs. Tips for teachers” (ASE 2001), “Special educational needs” (PWN 2016), “Special educational needs in the official pedagogical discourse” (APS 2019), chapters in collective works, scientific articles, including those on universal design in education, tools for pedagogical diagnosis, a patented set of teaching blocks, teacher guides, curricula and modules for e-learning courses for teachers in working with students with specific developmental learning disabilities (prepared, among others, in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Centre for Education Development.

Agnieszka Pietryka

is a teacher-consultant in the Centre for Education Development (ORE) Her professional career includes managing the project in which the Model of the Teachers’ Training School together with its pilot implementation were prepared and carried out. She provided support to various groups of teachers, cooperated with institutions responsible for professional development and in-service teacher education.

Beata Rola

doctor of humanities in the field of special education. Assistant professor at the Institute of Human Development and Education at the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw and consultant for special and integration education at the Mazovian Self-Government Centre for Teacher Training in Warsaw. Professional and scientific activities support the ideas of inclusive education in many dimensions, in particular, the methods and forms of work in a diverse group, including the promotion of anti-discrimination.

prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Sekułowicz

Włodzimierz Strus

PhD, personality psychologist, adjunct at the Institute of Psychology of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. His scientific interests include research on personality structure, particularly its basic dimensions and higher-order factors of personality, as well as personality disorders and optimal functioning. Together with Jan Cieciuch and Tomasz Rowiński he developed the Circumplex of Personality Metatraits – a synthetizing model of personality. Author and coauthor of over 30 articles and book chapters published in, e.g. Journal of Research in Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, or Review of General Psychology.

prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Szumski

Marek Tarwacki

An experienced teacher and headmaster of the Stanisław Moniuszko Primary School in Łajski, where an inclusive education programme is implemented. Expert, author and co-author of numerous methodological publications, articles, reports, post-conference materials and training courses on the development and education of children with disabilities in public school. Organiser of national and international conferences, coordinator of national and international projects. President of the “Art of inclusion” Association founded to promote the idea of inclusive education in public schools.

Maciej Tauber

Dominika Walczak

doctor of sociology, graduate of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary doctoral studies at the Prof. R.B. Zajoniec Institute of Social Studies at the University of Warsaw, assistant professor at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences of the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw, long-term leader of the Teacher Research Team at the Educational Research Institute, expert on the Integrated Skills Strategy 2030, key expert on the topic of the Integrated Skills Strategy 2030. She is the author and co-author of numerous scientific studies and publications on the sociology of education, especially on skills development, teachers’ working conditions, the system of science and higher education, doctoral studies, the course of scientific careers, international mobility of students and scientists. Lecturer at numerous seminars and scientific conferences devoted to education.

Katarzyna Wiejak

doctor of psychology, assistant professor at the Educational Research Institute, lecturer at the Institute of Psychology of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, research manager of the project “Developing and disseminating diagnostic tools to assess the cognitive abilities of children and youth”. Co-author of diagnostic tools for psychologists, educators and speech therapists – including the Reading Test Battery, Phonological Test Battery and IBE Writing Test Battery. Co-author of “The standards of psychological diagnosis in education” issued by PTP and the Children's Rights Ombudsman in 2018.

Marzenna Zaorska

Professor of humanities, special education teacher: tyflopedagogy, surdopedagogy, speech therapist; theoretician and practitioner. Research interests concern the issues of development assistance, education and rehabilitation of children, youth and adults with multiple disabilities (especially deaf-blind), auditory disabilities, visual and speech disorders. Also, alternative and supportive communication. Author of over 300 scientific articles and 11 books. Works at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.




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