Polish Pedagogic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Pedagogiczne - PTE) – is
an organiser of a cyclic (every 3 years) all-Polish convention (hosting
guests from abroad) for theorists, practitioners and researchers who represent
all academic centres and universities educating in the field of pedagogy.
The latest reunion was in Wrocław in September 2004.
Committee on Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Komitet
Nauk Pedagogicznych Polskiej Agademii Nauk - KNP PAN) – is one of 24 committees
functioning alongside the Committee on Social Sciences of the Polish Academy
of Sciences (Komitet Wydziału Nauk Społecznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk).
The distinguished employees of the Task Force for Labour Pedagogy (Zespół
Pedagogiki Pracy) and the Task Force for Andragogy (Zespół Andragogiki),
who represent universities, scientific-research institutes as well as economic
and social organisations, are particularly involved in carrying out surveys
in the field of VET/HRD. Every year KNP PAN takes the patronage over a
number of cyclic scientific conferences and seminars. The survey findings
are published in KNP PAN publications. Research results are published in
journals including “Labour Pedagogy” (edited by ITeE-PIB) and “Education,
Studies, Research, Innovations” (edited by IBE).
Polish Society of Educational Diagnostics (Polskie Towarzystwo Diagnostyki
Edukacyjnej - PTDE) and the Polish Society of Cognitive Science (Polskie
Towarzystwo Kognitywistyczne - PTK) are involved in similar scientific
organisations associated in networks dealing with R&D in VET/HRD the
following should be mentioned: the Association of the Centers for Vocational
Development (Związek Zakładów Doskonalenia Zawodowego), the Polish Crafts
Association (Polski Związek Rzemiosła), the Polish Association for Adult
Education, the Association of Polish Educators (Stowarzyszenie Oświatowców
Polskich), the Voluntary Work Corps (Ochotnicze Hufce Pracy), the Polish
Chamber of Commerce (Krajowa Izba Gospodarcza), the Polish Network of Modular
Education (Polska Sieć Kształcenia Modułowego), the Association of Polish
Electrical Engineers (Stowarzyszenie Elektryków Polskich) and the Association
of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians (Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów
i Techników Mechaników Polskich).
2004, Poland is has been a member of the European network ReferNet, which
functions under CEDEFOP. The Polish ReferNet network has formed a consortium
of institutions that takes care of education and vocational training issues
and the research market. The leader of the National Network Consortium
is the Task Force for Training and Human Resources of the Foundation „Cooperation
Fund”. The National Network Consortium includes 8 institutions: the Foundation
of System Education Development – Office of EURYDICE programme (Warsaw),
the Institute for Educational Research (Warsaw), the Institute of Labour
and Social Studies (Warsaw), the Institute for Sustainable Technologies
(Radom), the Institute of Management (Warsaw), the Confederation of Polish
Employers (Warsaw), the National Center for Supporting Vocational and Continuing
Education (Warsaw) and the Polish Craft Union.