About the Authors

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Artur Banaszkiewicz - doctor habilitatus, assistant professor at the Department of the History of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy of the University of Łódź. Research interests: modern German philosophy, philosophy of mind.

Jean-Marie Barbier - professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, specialist in adult education and analysis of activity. Doctor Honoris Causa of the Catholic University of Louvain. Main interests: the problems of "taking up activity" in the area of research, education and professional activities. Recently published: Vocabulaire ďanalyse des activités, Paris 2011 (translated into Polish).

Maciej Bernasiewicz - pedagogue and sociologist, doctor habilitatus at the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Gained practice while working as a probation officer and streetworker.

Małgorzata Kaliszewska - PhD in the humanities, assistant professor at the Department of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. Specializes in school and university didactics and the theory of education.

Piotr Łukowski - doctor habilitatus, associate professor, Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Łódź. Scientific interests: philosophical and formal logic, philosophy of the natural language, paradoxes of thought, colloquial reasonings, and the issues of persuasion and manipulation.

Ewa Marynowicz-Hetka - social pedagogue, professor at the University of Łódź, Head of the Department of Social Pedagogy at the University of Lodz, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic). Research interests: tools of analysis of the social pedagogue's field of activity, training for the field of practice, social pedagogy as an academic discipline and as an orientation of activity.

Philippe Maubant - professor at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, at the Institute of Geriatrics at the University of Sherbrooke (IUGS-CAU) in the team “Development of the potential of adults”. Editor-in-chief of an electronic scientific journal Phronesis. Member: Inter-University Research Center, dealing with the issues of teacher education and teaching (CRIFPE-Sherbrooke) and a research team dealing with the problems of education at CNAM in Paris.

Helena OstrowickaPhD in the humanities, assistant professor at the Department of General and Comparative Pedagogy and Deputy Director of the Institute of Pedagogy of the Kazimierz Wielki University. Interests: general pedagogy, methodology of qualitative research, in particular reception of the works of M. Foucault in pedagogical research.

Lucie Roger - lecturer and researcher at the Department of Education and Pedagogy at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Member of the editorial committee of Pronesis. Research interests: rhythm and time in the process of education and personal professional development; preparing teachers analyzed in the action-research procedure.

Bogusław Śliwerskiprofessor of pedagogy at the University of Łódź and at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw; Doctor Honoris Causa of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University; Professor Emeritus at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Recently published: Education (in) politics. Politics (in) education, Kraków 2015. Blogger.

Danuta Urbaniak-Zającdoctor habilitatus , associate professor at the University of Łódź, affiliated at the Department of Educational Research of the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Head of the Department of Qualitative Research Methods. Main research interests: methodology of empirical research, theory of social pedagogy, professionalization of professional activities of pedagogues.

Michael Winkler – professor, doctor habilitatus at the Department of General Pedagogy and the Theory of Social Pedagogy, director of the Institute of Education and Culture at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Research interests: history and theory of pedagogy, family life education, theory of social pedagogy, issues connected with helping the children and youth.

 

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Eleonora Bielawska-Batorowicz – doctor habilitatus, professor of the University of Łódź, Director of the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Educational Scien­ces, Head of the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology. Research interests: parents bond with an unborn child, depression after childbirth in women and men, psychological aspects of infertility treatment, psychological determinants of experiences associated with menopause and andropause.

Aleksander Gemel – PhD, assistant professor at the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Łódź. Research interests: issues of the contemporary philosophy of language and cognitive science.

Witold P. Glinkowski – doctor habilitatus, professor of the University of Łódź, works in the Department of Contemporary Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Łódź. Research interests: philosophy of dialog, philosophical anthropology, hermeneutics.

Michał Januszkiewicz – doctor habilitatus, professor of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, works in Department of Semiotics of Literature at the Institute of Polish Philology of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań. Research interests: hermeneutics and philosophy of literature, philosophy and hermeneutics of culture, frontiers of philosophy and literature.

Marcin Kafar – assistant professor, Department of Educational Research of the University of Łódź. Editor of several book series and member of the editorial board of NOWIS. He conducts research on scientific biographies in Poland and in the United States. An intern in the Department of Communication, University of South Florida (USA).

Adam F. Kola – assistant professor, Laboratory for Research on Collective Memory in Post-Communist Europe of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Chairman of the Polish Comparative Literature Association. Scholarship holder of several programs of the Foundation for Polish Science, holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for outstanding young scientists (2012–2015), finalist of the Scientific Award of “Polityka” (2014).

Dorota Kubicka – MA in philosophy, preparing a PhD dissertation on the philosophical assumptions of pedagogical thought and practice of Janusz Korczak.

Krzysztof Maliszewski – doctor habilitatus, Head of the Department of Foundations of Pedagogy and History of Education at the Institute of Pedagogy of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Research interests: philosophical pedagogy (mainly axiological and anthropological bases of education), history of pedagogical thought and pedagogy of culture.

Małgorzata Miksza – PhD, Senior Lecturer, works at the Department of Philoso­phical Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. President of the Polish Montessori Association (since 1996). Research interests: general pedagogy, philo­sophy and theory of education, alternative education, including mainly Montessori pedagogy.

Małgorzata Opoczyńska – doctor habilitatus, assistant professor at the Health Psychology Unit at the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. Specialist in clinical psychology, psychotherapist of the Polish Psychiatric Association and psychotherapy supervisor of the Polish Psychological Association. She specializes in psychology and existential psychotherapy.

Iwona Przybył – PhD, assistant professor at the Department of Sociology of the Family at the Institute of Sociology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Research interests: marital roles, social construction processes of childlessness/ sterility/infertility, conditions of matrimonial behavior and transformation of the institution of engagement.

Andrzej Ryk – doctor habilitatus, professor of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Head of the Department of Education Theory and Comparative Pedagogy at the Institute of Educational Sciences at the Pedagogical University in Kraków. Research interests: philosophy of education, theoretical foundations of education, general pedagogy.

Justyna Sztobryn-Bochomulska – MA, assistant at the Department of Philosophical Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Łódź. Research interests: general pedagogy, philosophy of education, theory of education as well as thanatology and thanatopedagogy.

Danuta Urbaniak-Zając – doctor habilitatus, associate professor at the University of Łódź, affiliated at the Department of Educational Research of the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Head of the Department of Qualitative Research Methods. Main research interests: methodology of empirical research, theory of social pedagogy, professionalization of professional activities of pedagogues.

Anna Walczak – doctor habilitatus, professor of the University of Łódź, Head of the Department of Philosophical Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Łódź. Research interests: philosophy of education (hermeneutic, phenomenological, dialogic perspective), pedagogic ethics, existential pedagogy, frontiers of philosophy and psychology of the culture inspired mainly by C. G. Jung.

Alina Wróbel – doctor habilitatus, Head of the Department of the Theory of Education and Training at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Łódź. Research interests: contemporary theories and ideologies of education, humanistic pedagogy and its anthropological foundations, pedagogical theory-practice relationship, intentionality of educational activity.

Arkadiusz Żukiewicz – doctor habilitatus, professor of the University of Łódź, works in the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Research interests: social service, supporting human development, social economy, education of social services, social and historical education.

Bernadetta Żynis – doctor habilitatus, professor of the Pomeranian University, works at the Department of the Theory of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Institute of Polish Studies of the Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk. Research interests: poststructuralism-focused research including: the feminist, gender, postreligious, and performative perspective; in the area of the history of literature: postmodern sacrum, angel figure in contemporary literature, theories of identity, corporeality in the literature of romanticism and contemporary literature.


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Jean-Marie Barbier – Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, where he created the Center for Research on Education and the Chaire UNESCO Formation et pratiques professionnelles, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Louvain. In Poland, the Śląsk Publishing House published in 2006 his book entitled Działanie w kształceniu i w pracy socjalnej, analiza podejść ( Action in Education and Social Work, Analysis of Approaches) (Series: Library of Social Work). In 2016, the Publishing House of the University of Lodz released the translation of the second edition of the work: Vocabulaire d’analyse des activités. Penser les conceptualisations ordinaires, PUF 2017. Professor Barbier is preparing, in collaboration with Professor Marc Durand from the University of Geneva, the Encyclopédie d’analyse des activités ( The Encyclopedia of Activity Analysis), which will be released by the publishing house PUF in 2017.

Jean-Pierre Boutinet – Honorary Professor at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Institute of Applied Psychology and Sociology), Visiting Professor at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada and a member of a research team at the University of Paris X. Author of numerous books, including Anthropologie du projet (PUF, 1990, latest edition 2004), Psychologie des conduites à projet (PUF, 1993, 4th ed. 2004), Psychologie de la vie adulte (PUF, 1995, 4th ed. 2005) and editor of the work Penser l’accompagnement adulte (PUF, 2007). His works relate to issues such as culture of the project and carrying it out, status of an adult in the current cultural spaces of late modernity and the changes that they are subject to.

Rita Braches-Chyrek – Ph.D., works as Professor of Social Pedagogy at the University of Otto Friedrich in Bamberg. The main areas of research interest: theory and history of social work, childhood, generations and gender issues. Co-editor of the magazine “Soziale Passagen” and “Sozialwissenschaftlichen Literaturrundschau”. Co-editor of the series “Gilde Soziale Arbeit e.V.” and “Kindheiten. Gesellschaften”.

Robert Constable – DSW, Professor Emeritus of the Loyola University Chicago. He has practiced, taught and published extensively in social work with families and school social work. Recently: School Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research (2016, 8th ed.) and Social Work with Families: Content and Process (2015, 2nd ed.). From 1990 to 1997 he taught and consulted at Polish and Lithuanian universities.

Mariusz Granosik – Department of Social Pedagogy, University of Lodz, scientific interests: qualitative social research (interpretive and participatory approach), conditions of social work professionalization, social problems in public discourse, social work diagnosis (assessment).

Cathleen Grunert – Prof. dr habil., Professor of general educational science at the FernUniversität in Hagen. Work priorities: childhood and youth research, educational research, science research, profession research.

Anita Gulczyńska – Department of Social Pedagogy, University of Lodz, scientific interests: unequal life chances of residents of impoverished local communities, qualitative and participatory research and its role in the empowerment of service users, radical and critical approaches to social work, street and community work.

Wilfried Hartmann – Professor, Doctor Honoris Causa, (born in 1941) taught Comparative Education and Mother Tongue Education at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he served for 4 years as the Dean of the Faculty and for 7 years as the Vice-President of the University. For 8 years he acted as Vice-Chair of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee of the UNESCO-Institute of Education and for 11 years as a member of the Administrative Board/Director of the European University Foundation, Luxembourg.

Jean-Louis Ichard – Ph.D., lecturer at the Institut de Formation des Acteurs du Monde Agricole et Rural (IFOCAP), in Paris, France. Responsible for the training of adults and leaders of associations in rural areas. He undertakes vocational education in Africa and Latin America for the organizers of associations and agricultural cooperatives. He specializes in European issues, particularly those regarding economics, agriculture and rural development. Currently, he is preparing numerous articles and works for publication.

Izabela Kamińska-Jatczak – M.A., Assistant at the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Lodz. Research interests: analysis of activity and identity constructed in the field of social work; paradoxes/dilemmas of professional activity. Her doctoral dissertation, currently in preparation, concerns the professional identity of family assistants.

Małgorzata Kostrzyńska – Social pedagogue, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Pedagogy of the University of Lodz. Research interests: homelessness, street work, social exclusion and inclusion, use of art therapy techniques in the process. Participatory research with homeless men: obstacles in social integration of homeless people staying outside the system of institutional support (2006–2008); process of association of the homeless – residents of a hostel (2010–2013).

Dariusz Kubinowski – Prof. dr hab., (born in 1962), Professor of social sciences, cultural pedagogue, methodologist of qualitative research, works at the Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Humanities of the Szczecin University, author of over 130 scientific publications concerning cultural and educational studies, cultural animation, ethnopedagogy and pedagogical qualitative research.

Katja Ludwig – Dipl.-Päd., Research Assistant in the DFG-Project “Erziehungswissenschaft im Bolognaprozess” and at the FernUniversität in Hagen. Work priorities: youth, educational, and science research.

Ewa Marynowicz-Hetka – Social pedagogue, Professor at the University of Lodz, Head of the Department of Social Pedagogy at the University of Lodz, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Ostrava (Czech Republic). Research interests: tools of analysis of the social pedagogue’s field of activity, training for the field of practice, social pedagogy as an academic discipline and orientation of activity.

Maria Mendel – Prof. dr hab., Head of the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Institute of Pedagogy of the University of Gdansk. The recent publications thematically related to the content of the article include: Tożsamość gdańszczan. Budowanie na (nie)pamięci ( Identity of the Inhabitants of Gdańsk. Building on the (non)Memory) (with A. Zbierzchowska (ed.), 2010), Miasto jak wspólny pokój. Gdańskie modi co-vivendi [ City Like a Shared Room. Gdańsk’s modi co-vivendi] (ed., 2015), Miasto pedagogiczne ( Pedagogical City) (vol. 69 of Pedagogical Studies (ed.), 2016).

Pedro Puig-Calvó – lecturer at the International University of Catalonia (UIC), in Barcelona, Spain.

Elżbieta Skoczylas-Namielska – Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Lodz. Research interests: the everyday life of elderly people and social organizations oriented on working with the family.

Heinz Sünker – Professor, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Bergischen University of Wuppertal (since August 2016 employed as part of the Rudolf-Carnap-Senior- Professor). For over 25 years he worked at the University of Wuppertal as Professor of social pedagogy/social policy. The main areas of research interest: critical theory of society and social policy, theory of social pedagogy, childhood research, national socialism, theory of formation.

Maria Zarezankova-Potevska – Professor, Ph.D. title obtained in Economics in 1999. For many years her research interests have included issues of small business development and entrepreneurship. She has worked for a number of years in the Ministry of Economy in the Republic of Macedonia dealing with such issues as entrepreneurship, competitiveness, creation of policies for economic development.


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Rita Braches-Chyrek – Ph.D., works as Professor of Social Pedagogy at the University of Otto Friedrich in Bamberg. The main areas of research interests: theory and history of social work, childhood, generations and gender issues. Co-editor of the magazine “Soziale Passagen” and “Sozialwissenschaftlichen Literaturrundschau”. Co-editor of the series “Gilde Soziale Arbeit e.V.” and “Kindheiten. Gesellschaften”.

Agnieszka Bron – Full Professor at the University of Stockholm, former Professor at the University of Bochum, Germany. A founding member and member of the management board of ESREA, editor of four volumes of “Bochum Studies in International Adult Education”, member of the editorial boards of numerous journals, including “Studies in the Education of Adults”. Participated in European research projects on non-traditional students. The main areas of research interests: adult learning and biographical work, access of workers and non-traditional students to higher education and civil society.

Wojciech Józef Burszta – Full Professor at SWPS Humanities and Social Sciences University in Warsaw, Head of the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań; anthropologist of culture, culture expert and essayist. He is interested in the theory and practice of contemporary culture, including pop culture and pop-nationalism. His research deals with anthropology of modernity and cultural studies, with particular emphasis on myths and symbols, as well as the phenomena of contestation and anarchy in liberal societies.

Elżbieta Dubas – Doctor Habilitatus, Associate Professor at the University of Lodz, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Lodz, Head of the Department of Andragogy and Social Gerontology. Her main research areas fit within the scope of andragogy and geragogy: development and learning of adults and older people, exploring biographies.

Jutta Ecarius – Professor at the University of Cologne, former Professor at the University of Gießen and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna. The main areas of research interest: family, youth, intergenerational relations, qualitative empirical research.

Joanna Golonka-Legut – Ph.D. in social sciences, andragogue; graduate of Wroclaw University; employed at the Department of Adult Education and Cultural Studies. Scientific interests: biography in adult education, educational potential of individual life experiences, socio-cultural learning process, socio-cultural aspects of popular music, qualitative research, including biographical and autobiographical approaches .

Iwona Kabzińska – Full Professor at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw; author of over 200 publications. Main research topics: systemic changes and ways of experiencing them, “mixed world” phenomenon, intercultural dialog, the hypersensitive as a cultural minority and cultural “misfits”, opposition of silence and noise.

Marcin Kafar – Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Studies of the University of Lodz; editor of several book series and member of the editorial board of “NOWIS”. He currently conducts research on scientific biographies in Poland and in the United States. An intern in the Department of Communication, University of South Florida, USA (2010, 2016).

Izabela Kamińska-Jatczak – M.A., Assistant at the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Lodz. Research interests: analysis of activity and identity constructed in the field of social work; paradoxes/ dilemmas of professional activity. Her doctoral dissertation, currently in preparation, concerns the professional identity of family assistants.

Sina-Mareen Köhler – Professor at the Institute for Educational Research, RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Her research interests are situated in the fields of youth and school research, vocational education, transitions and social inequality, time perspectives and qualitative methods.

Emilia Mazurek – Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. The main research interests: development and learning in adulthood, biographical research, chronic illness in the family (psychosocial and educational approach).

Aneta Ostaszewska – Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization (IPSiR) of Warsaw University. Her scientific interests are focused around autobiography and biography of women as well as biographical research.

Martyna Pryszmont-Ciesielska – Ph.D. in humanities, andragogue, graduate of Wroclaw University; employed at the Department of Adult Education and Cultural Studies, manages also the Department of Research on Education Methodology at the Institute of Pedagogy of the Wroclaw University. Scientific interests: andragogy and informal adult education (including maternity); methodology of social research, in particular qualitative research taking into account the approach: auto/ biographical, using art, performative ethnography and research strategies with the application of photography.

Heinz Sünker – Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the Bergischen University of Wuppertal (since August 2016 employed as part of the Rudolf-Carnap-Senior-Professor). For over 25 years he worked at the University of Wuppertal as Professor of social pedagogy/social policy. The main areas of research interest: critical theory of society and social policy, theory of social pedagogy, childhood research, national socialism, theory of formation.

Renata Szczepanik – Doctor Habilitatus, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Lodz, Head of the Department of Special Pedagogy. Her scientific interests include criminal careers, problems of penitentiary rehabilitation and the social re-adaptation of people leaving educational and penal institutions.

Agata Szwech – M.A., Ph.D. student at the Department of Pedagogical Sciences at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Her doctoral dissertation is devoted to pedagogical interpretation of Halina Semenowicz’s diary. Her scientific interests are located on the border between andragogy and biographical research.

Wojciech Świtalski – Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Lodz, affiliated at the Department of Andragogy and Social Gerontology. The main research interests include: adult learning theories, learning while playing, ICT in education.

Danuta Urbaniak-Zając – Doctor Habilitatus, Associate Professor at the University of Lodz, affiliated at the Department of Educational Studies of the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Head of the Department of Qualitative Research Methods. The main research interests: methodology of empirical research, theory of social pedagogy, professionalization of professional activities of pedagogues.