Civic attitude - how to develop one? Janusz Korczak’s pedagogical experiences

Is it worthwhile today to draw on the pedagogical experiences of Janusz Korczak? What is civic attitude and how should we develop it? We invite you to a lecture accompanying the exhibition In King Matt’s Poland delivered by Marta Ciesielska from the Korczakianum branch of the Museum of Warsaw.

  • 17 January (Thursday), 6 PM, free admission

Janusz Korczak, active participant of emancipatory and reform movements of the early twentieth century, considered „civic attitude” of the youngest citizens as a vital element of the struggle for their rights and new social status. He relentlessly promoted and implemented the idea: “A child—already a resident, a citizen and a human being.” Is it worthwhile drawing on these experiences? Are they still inspiring today?

Marta Ciesielska – a curator, documentalist, editor; she coordinates the work of Korczakianum, a branch of the Museum of Warsaw. She has been engaged in scholarly and archival research and projects (publishing, educational and exhibitions) devoted to the biography and heritage of Henryk Goldszmit/Janusz Korczak, as well as the reception of his work and ideas both in Poland and abroad.