LeaderGrzegorz is teacher, sociologist and researcher, he works at the Institute for Public Affairs in the Faculty of Management and Social Communication at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz (Ph.D.) teacher, sociologist and researcher, works at the Institute for Public Affairs in the Faculty of Management and Social Communication at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is a head of the Department of Management in Education.
His research interests are focused on educational leadership, educational policy, quality of teaching and learning, school evaluation, teachers’ professional development, gender stereotypes in education and intercultural education.
He worked as a teacher in primary and high school (1988-1999) and in the NGO sector as project director in one of the biggest Polish foundations in the Center for Citizenship Education (1999-2005).
Recently, he co-designed and led two governmental, funded by EU, projects. First project (2009-2015) was focused on the transformation of the inspection system for all schools in Poland. In this system schools are evaluated externally and conduct self-evaluation. Second project (2013-2015) aimed in developing system of the preparation, development and support of educational leaders (school principals and others).
He worked as research assistant at Ohio State University and taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He served as an expert in, European Union funded, research programs. He was a coordinator of different projects in Poland supporting struggling schools from disadvantaged regions, focused on the whole school development, exploring issues of school self-evaluation, focused on authentic teaching and learning process. He was involved in the initiative aiming at school improvement and evaluation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He established and is responsible for the small association “Expedition Inside Culture” working directly with teachers and students to implement specific active learning approach, which is expeditionary learning.