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Holistic Think Tank
Holistic Think Tank

We are a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote a new way of thinking about education and provide schools with concrete systematic solutions

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Interdisciplinary School Subject
Interdisciplinary School Subject

Our mission is creating an interdisciplinary school subject in a holistic way. Learn about our values and get inspired!

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Grants 2021/22: Awards
Grants 2021/22: Awards

Meet the winners of the HTT grants.
The IDS curricula will be presented in October 2022.

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Ongoing Research


LATEST PODCASTS

Predispositions in learning music, math, physics and logic (Episode 8)

Christoph Drösser has a graduate degree in mathematics and has written numerous general interest books, covering topics as varied as music and the brain, math, physics, logic, and weather. This German science journalist is based in San Francisco and we speak with him to find out about some fascinating connections between different school subjects and our abilities and predispositions in learning and studying these subjects.
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Changes in the curriculum in Latvia – what do educators think about the new reform? (Episode 7)

The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science is proposing a number of changes to the current approach to education in order to develop, approve and successively introduce a curriculum that would develop value-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in the 21st century. This project is called “Competency approach in the curriculum” or School 2030 (Skola 2030). Today we are talking to educators about how this reform works in practice.

Interdisciplinary school subject by fabfoundation (Episode 6)

Holistic Think Tank recently awarded a research grant to Fab Lab Foundation for creating a new interdisciplinary subject. Today we are joined by Monika Aring and Larry Hulbert from Fab Lab Foundation. The topic of our conversation is the interdisciplinary subject (IDS), its implementation and education reform.

OUR PARTNERS

Justyna Pokojska, Ph.D.
Justyna Pokojska, Ph.D.
Executive Director
justyna.pokojska@holisticthinktank.com

Sociologist, researcher, popularizer of science. Assistant professor at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Warsaw,  Coordinator of the "Jobs and Skills for the Future" Program at DELab UW. Member of the working team at the Polish Ministry of Digitization, in which she co-created "Assumptions for the AI strategy in Poland". Two-time scholarship holder of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education. Member of the Program Council of the Polish Civic Congress. Her research interests focus on the area of education and competencies of the future.

Experienced manager of scientific projects, combining academic knowledge with a business approach. A host of the broadcast "Efekt Sieci" (available on Spotify and other platforms), where she talks about digital transformation and its consequences for education, labor market and interpersonal relations in the world of new technological challenges. A regular guest of radio and TV programs as well as an author in the Opinions section of Forbes Magazine, popularizing the idea of ​​transforming the education system towards the education of the future.

Justyna Pokojska, Ph.D.
Justyna Pokojska, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska, Ph.D.
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska, Ph.D.
Research Executive
katarzyna.zaleska@holisticthinktank.com

holds a doctorate in health science along with a degree in philosophy. Over the years, while remaining an enthusiastic educator, she has been researching and tracking education system changes with a particular focus on alternative education. As a researcher she worked for the Educational Research Institute, the Association for Open Education, and the “House of Peace” Foundation.

Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska, Ph.D.
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska, Ph.D.
Research Executive
Marcin Sakowicz, Ph.D.
Marcin Sakowicz, Ph.D.
Research Advisor
marcin.sakowicz@holisticthinktank.com

Academic and mentor, holds PhD degree in economics, Visiting Fellow at the Oslo University, Department of Political Science, International Policy Fellow - OSI Budapest, at Warsaw School of Economics he was involved in research and expertise on local self-governance, state institutions and democracy, he has more than 20 years of experience in learning and development of youth and adults, works as trainer and mentor, cooperated with Bullerbyn Foundation for Community of Children and Adults, within the National School of Public Administration he stimulates innovative and interactive approaches to training and education in the public sector. He is enthusiast of life-long learning which happens anywhere.

Marcin Sakowicz, Ph.D.
Marcin Sakowicz, Ph.D.
Research Advisor
Sandra Užule - Fons, Ph.D.
Sandra Užule - Fons, Ph.D.
Executive Editor
sandra.uzule@holisticthinktank.com
Sandra Užule - Fons, Ph.D.
Sandra Užule - Fons, Ph.D.
Executive Editor
Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
Author, Senior Researcher
maksymilian.woch@holisticthinktank.com

Maksymilian holds a doctorate in antropology. His interests relate to the study of various aspects of human culture, mainly those related to changes in the area of spirituality and religiosity, both in its individual and social dimensions. he collaborates with KPSC JU (Cracow, Poland), where he conducts academic classes in various subjects.
Maksymilian admits: "I think the key to a more meaningful life is a greater openness to mutual understanding, which is intercultural and goes beyond individual worldviews. This way, there is a chance to find what binds us together in one global community".

Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
Author, Senior Researcher
Anna Wiatr, Ph.D.
Anna Wiatr, Ph.D.
Researcher
anna.wiatr@holisticthinktank.com

Anna Wiatr, Ph.D.
Anna Wiatr, Ph.D.
Researcher
Karolina Czopek
Karolina Czopek
Researcher
karolina.czopek@holisticthinktank.com

A linguist, qualitative researcher and language teacher who has been working with learners of all ages. She co-authored numerous scientific publications in the field of applied linguistics and anthropology. As a Ph.D. student at the University of Warsaw and a firm believer in the power of education, she currently investigates how the experience of learning in late adulthood affects one’s self-beliefs.

Karolina Czopek
Karolina Czopek
Researcher
Jarosław Kordziński
Jarosław Kordziński
Advisor, Author
contact@holisticthinktank.com

Jarosław Kordziński
Jarosław Kordziński
Advisor, Author
Iswar Chandra Naik, Ph.D.
Iswar Chandra Naik, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (India)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Iswar Chandra Naik, Ph.D.
Iswar Chandra Naik, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (India)
Colette Aoun, Ph.D.
Colette Aoun, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (Lebanon)
colette.aoun@holisticthinktank.com
Colette Aoun, Ph.D.
Colette Aoun, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (Lebanon)
Paweł Rogaliński, Ph.D.
Paweł Rogaliński, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (Philippines), Local Research Coordinator (UAE)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Paweł Rogaliński, Ph.D.
Paweł Rogaliński, Ph.D.
Local Research Coordinator (Philippines), Local Research Coordinator (UAE)
Deusa Maria Santana
Deusa Maria Santana
Local Research Coordinator (Brasil)
deusa.santana@holisticthinktank.com
Deusa Maria Santana
Deusa Maria Santana
Local Research Coordinator (Brasil)
Maryanne Hasea
Maryanne Hasea
Local Research Coordinator (Kenya)
Maryanne.Hasea@holisticthinktank.com
Maryanne Hasea
Maryanne Hasea
Local Research Coordinator (Kenya)
Richard Cilliers
Richard Cilliers
Local Research Coordinator (RPA)
Richard.Cilliers@holisticthinktank.com
Richard Cilliers
Richard Cilliers
Local Research Coordinator (RPA)
Yeonhee Gwak
Yeonhee Gwak
Local Research Coordinator (South Korea)
Yeonhee.Gwak@holisticthinktank.com
Yeonhee Gwak
Yeonhee Gwak
Local Research Coordinator (South Korea)
Mercy Mhlaba
Mercy Mhlaba
Local Research Coordinator (Zimbabwe)
Mercy.Mhlaba@holisticthinktank.com
Mercy Mhlaba
Mercy Mhlaba
Local Research Coordinator (Zimbabwe)
Luisa Alejandra Tello Pérez
Luisa Alejandra Tello Pérez
Local Research Coordinator (USA)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Luisa Alejandra Tello Pérez
Luisa Alejandra Tello Pérez
Local Research Coordinator (USA)
Carmen Stevens
Carmen Stevens
Field Research (UAE)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Carmen Stevens
Carmen Stevens
Field Research (UAE)
Nyoman Agus Indrawan
Nyoman Agus Indrawan
Field Research (Philippines)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Nyoman Agus Indrawan
Nyoman Agus Indrawan
Field Research (Philippines)
Jan Cieślak
Jan Cieślak
Field Research (Poland)
contact@holisticthinktank.com
Jan Cieślak
Jan Cieślak
Field Research (Poland)
Ewa Wojciechowska
Ewa Wojciechowska
Researcher
ewa.wojciechowska@holisticthinktank.com
Ewa Wojciechowska
Ewa Wojciechowska
Researcher

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