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Projekty innowacyjne – doświadczenia Uczelni Korczaka
Innovative projects – Case study of the Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University

Author(s): Mirosław Grewiński, Elżbieta Smolec
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Civil Society, Higher Education , Sociology of Education
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: social innovation; social projects; social policy; innovative education, social policy;

Summary/Abstract: The article describes innovative projects from social policy area as a case study with regard to the one of Polish higher educational institutions (HEIs). In the years 2008-2015 Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University implemented 80 projects for a total amount of 100 mln PLN. Several of them had innovative and/or international character. The recent experience of Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University shows that many academic centers can initiate and implement a lot of novel projects. However, these efforts relates to certain organizational or managerial issues and, as a result, entail the need to change and reorganize the structure of educational institutions. Generally, the evolving role of universities as a creator and coordinator of innovations should give a fundamental impact on researches, teaching, didactics or publishing. There are obvious purposes which effect the development of higher-education institutions which have to social and practical application. The largest weakness in implementation of innovation is lack of contact with entrepreneurs, employer and not appropriate level of commercialization of innovative projects results.

  • Issue Year: 17/2016
  • Issue No: 4.2
  • Page Range: 175-186
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish