Scientific research


Work of Institute should be characterised mainly by care about methodological correctness of scientific research in the framework of a multidisciplinary approach that understands education and formation as an activity, a system and a process, in its different profiles, conditions and connections with everyday experience. The programme of studies is focused on equipping the students with both general pedagogical knowledge and specialist competencies. Institute of Pedagogy is also involved in teacher education.

Since the very beginning of its existence a lot of scientific projects have been realised by the Institute staff. The most important of them are: anthropological and axiological basis of education and formation, system of education, history of elementary education and social care, basis of "open pedagogy" and Christian pedagogy, research on family, personalistic pedagogy, pedagogical thought of the 1918 - 1939 inter-wars period, means of deaf people's communication (Cued Speech, sign language), conditions of Christian education and formation, research on prevention of social dysfunction, learning disabilities, mental retardation, health and prevention, pedagogy of teachers, media and prenatal psychopedagogy. Staff members of Institute of Pedagogy are authors of many scientific papers, monographs and other books. Our main authors are: M. Nowak, A. Rynio, K. Chałas, K. Krakowiak, M. Surdacki, P. Gach, E. Walewander, B. Styk, D. Kornas-Biela, W. Wawro, B. Kiereś, D. Opozda, E. Domagała-Zyśk and D. Bis.

Our staff members have established and maintained co-operation with scientific national and foreign centres, among others with University in Klagenfurt, University of Warwick, West Wirginia University, Catholic Universities in Leuven and  Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium, Universita Pontificia Salesiana in Italy, University Sacro Cuore w Mediolanie and Universitat der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. In the framework of Erasmus programmes teachers and students have the possibility to co-operate with the following universities: Gőteborg University from Sweden, Kymenlaakso Polytechnic in Sosiaaliala from Finland, University College Cork from Ireland, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Northrhine-Westfalia in  Műnster and Kőln in Germany, Catholic University in Rużomberok in Slovakia, University of Sevilla and Deusto University in Spain, Vytautas Magnus University in Kowno in Lithuania and  Baskent University in  Ankara in Turkey. Institute staff members and students participated in international networks like Procora and Spring Academy 2006. In 2008 Institute of Pedagogy KUL co-ordinated Erasmus LLP Intensive Programme Spring Academy 2008, entitled Building Civil Society and Fighting Social Exclusion - Contemporary Challenges of Social Work, in which participants from 8 foreign universities took part.  Institute's staff members participate in works of several different committees and commissions of Polish Academy of Science, e.g. Committee of Christian Pedagogy, Commission of Speech and Language Disorders of Committee of Linguistics. They are also members of Polish Pedagogical Association and different other national and international Scientific Associations. Scientific co-operation is also established with State High Professional School in Biała Podlaska (conferences organisation and establishing standards of quality of education) and Complex of Schools nr 5 at Elsnera Street in Lublin.