FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
ul. Narutowicza 12
tel. 81 537 63 01
The Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology was established in 1973. It consists of two institutes: the Institute of Psychology and Institute of Pedagogy, which comprise 18 research departments. The Faculty has well-equipped laboratories, computer rooms with access to the Internet – “virtual campus 4P”, some classes being offered online via e-learning. Moreover, students have two reading rooms and two institute libraries at their disposal in the Faculty’s buildings.
Apart from teaching tasks, the Faculty also conducts intense research and hosts numerous national and international conferences and seminars. The main research areas pursued in the Institute of Pedagogy center on two principal issues: problems of Polish education in an integrated Europe and the present Polish education. The Institute of Psychology conducts studies on the social and clinical determinants of human life and on the psychological, social and biological factors determining human activity. The Institute’s teachers have authored numerous scientific monographs, they edit and co-edit collective publications at home and abroad, and publish in the most prestigious international scientific journals (inter alia those in the JCR list: Aphasiology, Brain and Language, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Sexuality and Disability, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, NeuroQuantology, Psychological Reports), as well as popularize psychological knowledge. Many of the Faculty’s teachers actively participate in the work of Lublin’s psychologist community and in specialist scientific societies in Poland and abroad.
The Faculty’s academics edit three nationally recognized scientific periodicals: “Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska” (sectio Pedagogia - Psychologia), “Lubelski Rocznik Pedagogiczny” and “Pedagogika Kultury”.
The Faculty participates in the international cooperation programme European Primary Teacher Education (EPTE), the main objective of which was to develop and now to implement the European Primary Teacher Training Programme. Apart from UMCS, the parties to the project are students and teachers from universities in Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Using Erasmus funds, students, as members of a 24-person International Student Group, will be able to spend one semester in one of the partner universities implementing the EPTE programme in a particular academic year. The training programme under the EPTE consists of six subject modules taught in English: Pedagogics and Didactics, Multilingual and Intercultural Education, Society, Culture & Education, Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, and Arts.