Tomasz Sawicki


Poles in the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Marek Barwiński, Tomasz Sawicki, Joanna Uroda

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 2, pp. 309-316 | Full text

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The article presents the nearly 20-year-long history of the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) – from a modest start with 5 participating countries during the 1st Olympiad in the Hague, the Netherlands, to the 11th Olympiad that will be held this year in Kraków, Poland. The arrival of 37 teams from 5 continents has been confirmed. Poland has participated in all the iGeo’s. Polish participants finished in the top places several times, both individually and as a team. These results showcase the high standards of the Polish students and their teachers as well as the effectiveness of the geography education provided in Poland.

Keywords: geographical education, iGeo, International Geographical Union, International Geography Olympiad, Poland

Marek Barwiński, University of Łódź Faculty of Geographical Sciences Kopcińskiego 31, 90-142 Łódź: Poland e-mail:
Tomasz Sawicki, International Geographical Union Olympiad Task Force Podbipięty 2, 02-732 Warsaw: Poland
Joanna Uroda, University of Warsaw Faculty of Geology Żwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warsaw: Poland