Vol 28 No 2 (2021): The Birth of Eco(glotto)didactics

The pandemic reality has prevailed around the globe for nearly two years now. It has affected all areas of human activity, as well as people’s physical and psychological condition. Various manifestations of this new reality encourage scientific reflection, including reflection on “novelty”, understood in different ways, in Polish (glotto)didactics. Researchers from Polish and foreign academic centres were asked to reflect on this topic. The texts collected here revolve around two “novelties”, which have already become, it seems, a part of everyday life in the (glotto)didactic milieu. One of the recent trends involves is the presence of environmental humanities (green studies) as a trend in textbooks for teaching Polish, both as a native language and as a foreign language. This new scientific paradigm, forming since the 1990s, has determined the tools for analysing textbook content and influenced the view on the functions that language textbooks should perform in making learners sensitive to environmental issues.
The other “novelty”, which is the main theme of several papers published in this issue, is distance learning, which I ceasing to be considered extraordinary or reserved for specific types of courses. The sudden need for widespread use of digital tools, which in fact have already been known in teaching for many years, has affected the actions and attitudes of both teachers and students.
The papers included in this issue are divided into three thematic sections. A Miscellany section and a Report are also included.