Publications

Publications

The Polish Union of Education promotes publications aimed at improving education and science. Some of them are presented below.

Guidance for generative AI in education and research, 2023

Publicly available generative AI (GenAI) tools are rapidly emerging, and the release of iterative versions is outpacing the adaptation of national regulatory frameworks. The absence of national regulations on GenAI in most countries leaves the data privacy of users unprotected and educational institutions largely unprepared to validate the tools.
UNESCO’s first global guidance on GenAI in education aims to support countries to implement immediate actions, plan long-term policies and develop human capacity to ensure a human-centred vision of these new technologies.The guidance presents an assessment of potential risks GenAI could pose to core humanistic values that promote human agency, inclusion, equity, gender equality, linguistic and cultural diversities, as well as plural opinions and expressions.
It proposes key steps for governmental agencies to regulate the use of GenAI including mandating the protection of data privacy and considering an age limit for their use. It outlines requirements for GenAI providers to enable their ethical and effective use in education.
The guidance stresses the need for educational institutions to validate GenAI systems on their ethical and pedagogical appropriateness for education. It calls on the international community to reflect on their long-term implications for knowledge, teaching, learning and assessment.
The publication offers concrete recommendations for policy-makers and education institutions on how the uses of GenAI tools can be designed to protect human agency and genuinely benefit students, teachers and researchers.

Artificial intelligence (AI) as a megatrend shaping education How to prepare for the socio-economic opportunities and challenges associated with artificial intelligence? Warsaw 2022

As part of the ZRK2 project, a report was prepared entitled Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a megatrend shaping education. How to prepare for the socio-economic opportunities and challenges associated with artificial intelligence? The document presents the relationship between education and artificial intelligence and justifies the need to develop digital competencies among Poles. In addition, it shows how new economic developments in today's societies are forcing the need for changes in education and in the way we think about qualifications. It also explains why understanding and being able to apply AI will become important elements of future qualifications.

CDV-WAY#1 The way to an interesting e-learning course. A Guide for the Trainer, Poznań 2020

This guide has two goals. The first is to inspire you to design e-learning courses, which nowadays play a very important role in the teaching process, not only in universities, but also in non-formal education. The second goal is to guide you "step by step" through all the stages of designing an e-learning course. The individual "steps" of the guide are the result of more than a year of workshop activities of the e-learning team of Collegium Da Vinci in Poznań. Starting our activities in this area, as a team we set ourselves the goal of creating a new methodology for remote learning. A methodology that will not only deal with the construction of the course itself, but also with all activities related to the e-learning process.
All of the material consists of 7 steps we have named: Reflection, Empathization, Validation, Design, Production, Sales, (Over)Delivery. Each of these is important because the e-learning course design process should be understood holistically, not just as the development of learning materials.

CDV-WAY#2 The way to an interesting e-learning course. Methodical Guide for the Trainer, Poznań 2020

The second part of CDV-way#2 is a methodical continuation of the part on remote learning. It is intended for trainers and lecturers teaching both remote and on-site (in a teaching/training room) classes. The handbook's universality stems from our belief that certain methodological elements of designing classes for students/scholars should be a basic element of every didactician's workshop - regardless of seniority or form of teaching. A complementary element of the handbook is:
  • Toolbox, which is a description of selected IT tools for creating teaching materials and organizing work during classes.
  • Methodbook, a compilation of activation methods to be used during classes.

Andrzej Rozmus, Academic education in critical perspective, 2018

A new publication by Dr. Andrzej Rozmus entitled "Academic Education in Critical Perspective. Students towards the neoliberal policy of higher education". The author, on a daily basis the Vice-Rector for Teaching at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, takes a deep reflection on the impact of the political transformation and neoliberal reforms on the field of higher education in Poland. These reflections concern the ideological dimension, the organization of the educational process and teaching practice, as well as the institutional dimension of academic education. The publication also takes into account the changes introduced by the Constitution for Science. The conclusions presented are strongly grounded in the author's empirical research of the student community. The book was published by Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls" and Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania in Rzeszów.

Boguslaw Sliwerski, A. Rozmus (eds.), Alternatives in Education, 2018

Bringing together reflections of education enthusiasts and practitioners, the book addresses issues crucial to the development of modern education. Prof. Boguslaw Sliwerski analyzes the phenomenon and role of alternative education. Dr. Andrzej Rozmus focused his reflections on the idea and conditions of alternative education. In between these "manifestos" are reflections devoted to, among other things, innovation in education from the perspective of the pedagogy of innovation, the place of gifted children in the educational system, or the problems of mathematically gifted children. A variety of problems are analyzed by educators through the prism of their school daily life, and a strong empirical emphasis is evident in the publication. The book is a must-read for all who are interested in shaping educational processes in accordance with contemporary trends and needs. The book was published by Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls" and Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania in Rzeszów.
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