STUDENTS IN ENGINEERING AND HUMANITIES IN POLAND - THE DIFFERENCES IN LEARNING AND PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES

M. Jelonek

Cracow University of Economics (POLAND)
Reform of Higher Education in Poland focuses on increasing the number of students choices in Engineering. In other side, polish media conduct an intensive debate on difficult market situation of graduates in Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland. This debate increases awareness of students about their difficult market conditions and promotes the formation of differences in learning strategies among students in engineering and humanities.

In my presentation I confront the differences between Humanities and Engineering students in Poland comparing their satisfaction, learning and professional strategies, career and earnings aspirations. I’m going to use research data and experience from the survey conducted in 2010/2011 as part of the Study of Human Capital in Poland (The series of five nation-wide, unique in Poland and Europe, longitudinal research conducted among employers, employees, unemployed, pupils and students) (Project web page - http://en.bkl.parp.gov.pl/).