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Social capital as the basis for academic development of young pedagogues

Author(s) Korzeniecka – Bondar, A. & Tołwińska, B.  
Publisher London:CiCe  
Year 2013  
Editor P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges  
Age group -  
The development of young academic staff requires them to possess a variety of skills. Nowadays it is especially significant that people are able to trust each other, build relations and, most importantly, act in a creative, innovative way, both individually and in a group. The thesis we propose in the text is that the development capital is the foundation for academic development of young scholars. We further support this thesis by presenting an example of a good practice – the Young Pedagogues Summer School, operating at the Committee on Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a conference organized in 2013 for the 26th time, which has contributed significantly into the development of Polish pedagogics. The text is composed of two parts, with the first one presenting a number of events from the history of the Young Pedagogues Summer Schools. The second part, based on the experience of Young Pedagogues Summer Schools participants, will demonstrate the value and importance of the last 20 years of their operation for the development of young academic staff and for the development of pedagogics in general. Keywords: social capital, trust, build relations, Young Pedagogues Summer School

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