Maria F. Szymańska

Associate Professor in pedagogy, a former English teacher, one of the founding teachers of the John Bosco Salesian Secondary School in Legionowo (nearby Warsaw); performed functions: Vice-Dean, Head of Elementary Education Unit, Coordinator of Environment Consultancy Board, a supportive member of Pedagogy Faculty Education Quality Committee Board at the A. Gieysztor Academy of Humanities, a member of the Academic Senate, a member of the Library Board, a secretary of Artes Liberas Journal at the A. Gieysztor Academy of Humanities, an initiator and founding member of Competition and Other Creative Initiatives Team, an organizer of foreign language competitions in literature for secondary school students; an initiator, one of the founding members, Vice-President, then, President of the Scientific Society Educare, a member of Intercultural Section and Program Board of Educare; a member of international organization BBCC; a member of Christian Pedagogy Team PAN at KUL; an organizer of many conferences, seminars, an author of many articles, reviews within pedagogy and axiology dealing with integrated and upbringing aspects; cooperated with John Paul II’s Institute in Warsaw, UKSW, NKJO UW, and other higher education institutions; cooperated with such institutions as: Mazovian Self-Government Centre for Teachers’ Development, County Supportive Team Units for Fighting Violence in Piastów; now – an Associate Professor at Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow. Interests: creative art in pedagogy, processes of students’ and teachers’ educational development, axiology, philosophy, Polish and English literature.

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