The Roman Czernecki 2020 Award online

The competition jury awarded three articles by four authors in this year’s, third edition of the Roman Czernecki Award. The contest is our way to put a spotlight on authors of publications and articles which touch upon the subject of education in a responsible, engaged way. Their style of writing and chosen topics help us understand the challenges ahead of Polish education. Awarded articles are a substantial voice in the debate on both teaching and learning. The Roman Czernecki Award is also the only competition directed solely to authors who write about education. 


Here they are - this year’s winners:

“Scientific article” category
Prof. Grzegorz Szumski and prof. Maciej Karwowski, Exploring the Pygmalion effect: The role of teacher expectations, academic self-concept, and class context in students’ math achievement, Contemporary Educational Psychology.

„Journalist article” category
Aleksandra Pucułek, The trauma of waking up for school, Gazeta Wyborcza.

“Specialist article” category
Dariusz Żółtowski Reading emotions and emotional reading in the context of school literature. [in:] Why does education lack trust in emotions? Emotional journeys at school and university. 


The winners in each category received a porcelain award and a financial prize of 10 000 PLN. 

As part of the third edition of the prize, we’ve received nearly 140 articles, which were subjected to double, anonymous reviews by 14 experts. The committee nominated 16 scientists, journalists, and educators. 

This year, we turned our annual award ceremony into an online broadcast, which included discussions on education with our winners. They are available on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. All full-length interviews will be later published on our social media - look out for the first one on the 10th of November. See you soon!