Volume 8/2016/1

Danuta Konieczka-Śliwińska
Higher Education Reform in Poland. An Example of Training for Candidates of Teacher Profession

This article presents the main directions of reforms in the contemporary higher education system in Poland, focusing especially on the model of training for candidates for the teaching profession. The author highlights various changes in Polish universities, which were grounded on reflections on the constant development of didactics at the university level and on ways of understanding this, as well possible concepts of academic education. The paper discusses the most important stages in the implementation of the Bologna Process in Poland, with the resulting consequences for the higher education system. The last part of the article is devoted to a detailed presentation of the ongoing implementation of training standards for teachers, where the author draws critical attention to the increasing importance of psychological and pedagogical features.

Key words: didactics of higher education; higher education in Poland; teacher training; higher education reform

doi: https://doi.org/10.5817/cphpj-2016-005

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