Lectures and training workshops

Research with children and young people: participation and ethics 

This module is dedicated to methods of research about, for and with children. The premise is that in order to engage in meaningful research, children must participate. It is not possible to do social qualitative research, without including the subject we aim to research with, for and about.
Participation is a widely used term, which requires determination. Different modules of participation of children will be critically assessed, with a particular focus on ethics in research.

Dr.Urszula Markowska- Manista (University of Warsaw, Poland) & Prof. Dr. Natália Fernandes (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal), MACR 2021/2021, https://crs-online.webflow.io/modules 

Childhood Studies

Lecture: Kindheiten in Zentral Afrika – ethische Forschungen in einem gemeinschaftsorientierten partizipativen Paradigma von U.Markowska-Manista, International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, 2021.

LECTURE: GROWING UP ON THE RUN – PLACES IN THE IN-BETWEEN SPACE, Urszula Markowska-Manista, The University of Warsaw, 2021  VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL WEEK – CREATING SPACES… https://www.create-spaces.org/news/

In this seminar we will discuss the lives of young people and the challenges for education in refugee camps. Refugee camps construct life stories of adults and young people. Each camp has its unique history of dependence on humanitarian aid and a unique history of activities in search of alternatives to stagnation and the goal of initiating new possibilities for action within the limited development available. We will discuss international projects and practices that support education and the resulting process of rooting in place (refugee camps). We will also analyze educational practices focused on youth work and activism (in both local and global dimensions), as well as the dilemmas of education in a refugee camp related to both inclusion in and exclusion from society.

Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights in -fragile contexts- & Children and Distress Migration, 2021

Dr. Urszula Markowska-Manista from the Faculty of Education, Uniwersity of Warsaw, Poland & Dr. Jacqueline Bhabha from the School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA.
Dr. Markowska-Manista will give a lecture on Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights in fragile contexts- analysed through a postcolonial perspective. Dr. Bhabha will give a lecture on Children and Distress Migration: The Challenge of Securing Protection.

Trainer and expert at the Interdisciplinary Summer School of Global Education within the project „Global education in teaching individuals with special educational needs”, co-financed within the program of Polish developmental cooperation launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, 2013

Academic consultant and expert – academic seminars devoted to the preparation of a qualification framework for early childhood education for universities in Georgia within the international project “Provide technical support in the development of a concept note and proposal  for establishing an integrated ECD research center”, June 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia, UNICEF Georgia, the Association “Edukator”, financed through the grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNICEF Georgia for 2018.

Academic expert and trainer – project “Provide technical support in the development of a concept note and proposal  for establishing an integrated ECD research center”, part II, September 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia, organised by UNICEF Georgia and the Association „Edukator”, financed through the grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNICEF Georgia for 2018.

Organisation of a study visit “Preschool and early education in Poland. Theory  and praxis”,  as part of “Development Cooperation Programme – Technical Assistance to Supporting Competent Systems for Professionalizing Early and Preschool Education and Workforce in Georgia organised by EDUCATOR Association (Poland) in cooperation with UNICEF Georgia, place: M. Grzegorzewska University, May 2018 http://www.aps.edu.pl/media/1995736/study-visit-16-may-2018-15052018121142.pdf

Organisation of a seminar on the rights of the child a part of the  project “Polnisch – Deutsche wissenschaftliche Dialoge über Kinderrechte, Janusz Korczak und Migration / Polish- German academic dialogues about children’s rights, Janusz Korczak and migration”, no. 2010-17 received funding of the Polish-German Foundation for Science/ Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung for the years 2016 i 2017.

International seminar: “International relations and intercultural
communication. Place – People – Space in everyday intercultural communication” within the international project “Active Youth against Unemployment” for students from 6 countries: Latvia, France, Poland, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan,  May 2014, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Lectures: “Multiple-discrimination of disabled children with a migrant background” and “Discrimination against migrant, ethnic and national minority children in education” during the Summer School “Children’s Rights to Non-Discrimination” at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, July, 2014.

Lecture about the forest education  of Ba’Aka children and many other aspects of their community life in Central Africa & Childhood Studies Seminar for students from the Department of Social Work, Babes- Bolyai University, Cluj, Rumania










Lecture for students  of the Faculty of Education  in Osijek at J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia, on the subject:  Children’s rights wordwide, January 2016












Lecture for the students: Intercultural education in research and praxis – the case of Poland, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany November 2014

Lectures for the students: “Childhoods in Global and Local Perspectives”, “Globalizing Childhood: Children and Youths – refugees and “non-citizens” as an uncomfortable social category. Casus of excluded generation”,Somali refugees in Dadaab camp and refugee children in home for children in Mogadishu, European Master on Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, November 2014

Co-executor of a seminar, moderator of the thematic group:   “Konzeptuelle Grundlagen für das Studium von Kinderrechten (und darüber hinaus)” within Vernetzungs- Workshop: Konzeptualisierung der Menschenrechte von Kindern in Wissenschaft, Praxis und Politik, MACR FH Potsdam,  19. January 2019

Lectures: The childhood of Ba’Aka children and their rights to education for students from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, March 2019