Tomasz Knopik's research while affiliated with Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and other places

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The aim of the article is to present the teaching programme entitled I experience – I understand – I know enriched with a full methodological framework for the first educational stage. This programme, focused mainly on the development of creativity and innovation among students, was implemented in four primary schools and subjected to a detailed ev...
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Analiza międzypokoleniowych różnic w zakresie tempa oraz jakości rozwoju dzieci i młodzieży pozwala dostrzec rysujące się coraz wyraźniej tendencje. Trend sekularny, akceleracja rozwoju i efekt Flynna – szczegółowo omówione poniżej – prowokują do stawiania pytań o współczesne punkty odniesienia przy tworzeniu norm rozwojowych. Czy przyspieszenie...
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The study had four objectives: (a) identifying and characterizing strategies for involving parents of students with SEN (students with special educational needs) in remote education during the COVID-19 pandemic; (b) comparing these strategies with those used by parents of students without SEN (non-SEN students); (c) identifying predictors of parent...
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The purpose of the article is to determine the dominant attitude toward inclusive education among primary school teachers in Poland and to explain the predictors of this attitude. Research conducted on a group of 71 teachers using the “Attitudes Toward Inclusive Education” questionnaire showed a moderately positive attitude toward inclusive educati...
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The article describes the theoretical assumptions of functional assessment as a process that requires constant cooperation between teachers, specialists and parents in the field of: 1) collecting and exchanging information about the student; 2) designing and implementing educational and specialist support, and 3) evaluating the effectiveness of the...
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Introduction: In contemporary education systems around the world, there is a shift from learning of the knowledge to education focused on acquiring skills that are useful in everyday life and that can be used in a variety of out-of-school settings. These are transferable skills. As such contemporary system, the Polish education also should focus on...
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Worldwide school closures which were happening during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 created a great lesson about the conditions for effective teaching. As temporary school closures seem very likely to occur in the forthcoming school year(s), at least locally, it is worthwhile to exploit this lesson to learn more about the...
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Cel Celem artykułu jest prezentacja aplikacyjnej wartości zestawu narzędzi diagnostycznych do pomiaru funkcji poznawczych bazujących na autorskim Wielowymiarowym Modelu Funkcjonowania Poznawczego, który w swojej strukturze wykorzystuje funkcje wykonawcze w połączeniu ze sferą percepcji, języka i komunikacji. Tezy Skonstruowane narzędzia diagnozują...
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PurposeThe aim of this article is to present the application value of a diagnostic toolkit for assessment of cognitive functions based on a proprietary Multidimensional Model of Cognitive Functioning which combines executive functions with the field of perception, language, and communication. ThesesThe developed tools assess the level of executive...
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The aim of the article is to present the benefits of cooperative learning in mathematics in distance teaching conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In longitudinal studies, six math teachers formed a collaborative network and developed scenarios for three projects to be implemented by students on an educational platform. During their eight-week...
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The goal of the article is to present the model of Universal Design as a key strategy for the development of inclusive education. Starting from the understanding of inclusion as a concern about high quality of the teaching-learning process for every student (not only those with disabilities), the principles of UDL are presented, referring to the po...
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The aim of the study on which this article reports was to identify parents' approaches to their children's remote education during the COVID‐19 pandemic in April and May 2020. Additionally, this investigation sought to determine the role of parent perceptions of the barriers and benefits of remote education. The research draws on a survey of 421 pa...
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The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between the ability of older adults to distance themselves from their life stories and the intensity of their narrative wisdom. In the study, we followed a narrative-constructivist approach while using mixed research strategies, including our working concept of narrative wisdom. We used our origi...
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The 25th anniversary of the Salamanca Statement is a good opportunity to summarize to what extent the challenges described in it have been implemented by the signatory countries, all of which are members of UNESCO. This article presents a balance of achievements in implementing inclusive education in Poland, as well as a catalog of challenges for t...
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Education in Poland tries to keep up with the extremely dynamic civilisation changes in order to prepare students to face the challenges of the future. However, it must face the historical burden symbolically defined as homo sovieticus – a man giving up his own agency to the system and authority. The aim of the article is to evaluate the effectiven...
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The article discusses existing ways of recognising functional diagnosis in theoretical models in the field of psycho-pedagogy. It also examines strategies for the use of these models in diagnostic and therapeutic activities. By systematising the collected information, the authors describe goals, stages and features of functional diagnosis. In addit...

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... In this regard, it has been shown in previous studies that teachers with more professional experience were less vulnerable to burnout (Pietarinen et al., 2021;Pyhältö et al., 2020;Tikkanen et al., 2017). Nonetheless, the levels of stress and anxiety were increased by the pressure of moving the whole instructional process to a remote environment concomitant to learning in a short time with the use of new technologies (Fernández-Batanero et al., 2021;Knopik & Domagała-Zyśk, 2022;Wang & Li, 2019) and generated exhaustion and burnout even in the case of experienced teachers (Pressley, 2021;Rǎducu & Stǎnculescu, 2022)Moreover, it has been revealed in the few studies conducted in the pandemic context that older teachers often have weaker digital skills, highlighting the need for professional development in using digital technologies (Hämäläinen et al., 2021). At the same time, the younger teachers used more tools for teaching and learning, demonstrated better digital competence, and had more confidence in using digital technology and openness to new technology (Lucas et al., 2021). ...
... In addition, because of the restrictions on access to classrooms during the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic [30,31] and the subsequent hybrid teaching models [32,33], when limitations of capacity and social distance had to be respected, the FC method has been one of the primary references for many teachers [34][35][36], especially for teachers who wanted to maintain an active learning method and not just call hybrid learning the mere retransmission of the face-to-face class session by videoconference for those students who could not physically attend the classroom. ...
... Further, the lack of preparedness of parents for home-based learning is also a significant obstacle. In other countries, parental involvement in remote learning, including interventions to enhance parent-teacher communication, was necessary for the success of remote learning (Chen & Rivera-Vernazza, 2022;Knopik et al., 2021;Ricker et al., 2021). This shift in education from traditional teaching methods is a complex process that requires mutual communication and cooperation among various stakeholders, including parents (Tocalo, 2022). ...
... The research reports have showed that inclusive education could be effective for all learners thanks to the social, emotional and educational benefits of activities that involve students with different needs, preferences and personal resources [25]. These goals have been served by the introduction of solutions based on universal design learning (UDL), rational adjustments of curricula and lesson scenarios and selection and application of appropriate textbooks and training materials for the teaching-learning process [26,27]. If the implemented principles of UDL do not remove the barriers that prevent some students from accessing the learning process, it is necessary to introduce rational adjustments and modifications in the following areas: equipment, lighting, timetables, methods, forms, teaching content, didactic aids and methods of school assessment. ...
... In the math resilience model, the key would be also to meet the universal needs of the student in terms of developing autonomous motivation. As indicated in a recent study (Knopik & Oszwa, 2019), constructing educational situations aimed at meeting the needs of students' relatedness, competence, and autonomy creates ample opportunity to take responsibility for the learning process. ...
... The inclusive education model implemented in Poland has been based on such a multidimensional functional diagnosis, recognizing: a) the state of the person's functioning in the environment, regarding the description and identification of the sources of their current behavior (including manifested resources and deficits); b) the possibilities for the integral and sustainable development of the person, both in terms of realizing their development potential and modifying the environment in which they operate (Domagała-Zyśk, Knopik, & Oszwa, 2018). ...