Hist.ly is a no-cost, ad-free educational application promoting the history and culture of Poland. Developed by the Wizja Foundation, the program connects modern IT technology with educational tools. The honorary patron of the app is the Educational Research Institute.

The 19th Conference on Project Development took place on September 20. Each year, a different institution hosts this event. This time, guests were greeted by the initiators of these conferences – BZB Krefeld, an educational centre for the construction industry headquartered in Düsseldorf. Representatives of the Educational Research Institute (IBE) have already participated in this event in the past.The Conference on Project Development is a cycle of meetings held semi-annually for the past 10 years. Frank Bertelmann-Angenendt provided the impetus for these meetings, and has chaired the Conference since 2008. Since that time, the group of participants has steadily grown, and for the past year has also included IBE, represented by Agata Poczmańska, manager of the Institute’s Project Development Team.

"The development and dissemination of diagnostic tools for the cognitive assessment of children and youth" is a project that will be implemented over the next three years by the Educational Research Institute in cooperation with the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. As part of the project, innovative diagnostic tools will be developed to assess the cognitive development of children and youth from 3 months to 25 years of age. The developed tests and post-diagnostic materials will be sent to all psychological and pedagogical clinics in Poland.

What needs to be considered when developing a system to include non-school qualifications in an NQF? Should this be governed by detailed public regulations or by guiding principles? How will charging fees for inclusion affect the system? Should the system be centralised or devolved? What are the implications of the various options for including qualifications in an NQF?