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Bet on the development. The sustainable one! (second edition)

The project is a continuation of activities conducted under the “Bet on the development. The sustainablle one! (second edition)" project co-financed from the funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013. The Centre is planning to use and expand the materials prepared in 2013. Another continued undertaking will be the School of Global Education Areas, which was very popular and well assessed in evaluation questionnaires.

The authors of the project want to strengthen the significance of global education in schools and non-formal education, and raise teachers’ awareness as to its value. Considering its statutory aims, the Centre is particularly interested in extending the meaning of education for sustainable growth, understood as environmental education, to include global themes. Environmental education at schools is often limited to issues of environmental degradation and nature preservation. As a part of the project, the centre would like to expand this definition of environmental education to include issues related to consumer attitudes and lifestyle (including, among others, acquisition of raw materials, the impact of production on the environment and local communities, and waste), climate change, energy generation, access to water, food production and distribution, and fair trade.

Bet on the development. The sustainable one! (second edition)

The project comprises two modules. As a part of the first module, under the wings of the School of Global Education Areas, a new group of educators and animators will be trained. The recruitment will be conducted at the national scale; the authors intend to train educators from various regions of Poland, especially from smaller towns. The training will comprise full-time classes, including one convention, which will be attended by experienced trainers, and e-learning workshops. School graduates will receive a global education trainer’s kit containing teaching materials. Another task to be completed as a part of the first module is creating an educational kit for teachers and educators, and organising actions to be performed as a part of the Global Education Week.

During the implementation of the second module, 160 teachers will be trained in global education, which will further qualify them to conduct global education classes at schools. New educators will offer a cycle of 90-minute workshops for about 100 classes of school children. The Centre intends to use project activities to inspire school children to execute global projects at schools, which will obtain substantive support from trained educators.

Grants value ammounted to 154 330 pln in 2014 and 117 075 pln in 2015, and the value of the project reached 171 680 pln in 2014 and 131 150 pln in 2015.

Bet on the development. The sustainable one! (second edition)

The Centre for Environmental Activities "Zrodla" prepared a set of educational materials for teachers – trainers of global education, “World full of dependences” Set is destined for working with older students of primary school from IV-VI classes and with youth from secondary and over-secondary schools. Packet consists of 28 checked scripts of classes from publications which are positively appraised, as well as work cards, and set of ideas to use during after school classes or as school projects. The textbook was published in 1 000 copies.

The e-learning training for future educators comprised 18 presentations, 6 exams and 5 describing tasks regarding methods and substance of global  education, inter alia, “Change of the climate”, “Fair trade”, “Education without stereotypes” or “Responsible consumption”. 34 people, who finished the training on time, had the possibility to apply for on-site training. Among them, 22 people positively finished the on-site training. During 5 conventions, which lasted 88 hours in total and took place in Łódź, they had the chance to significantly broaden their knowledge on global education gained during the online training.

The Centre for Environmental Activities "Zrodla" prepared 80 sets of materials for global education trainers, both for new and already acting trainers. It consisted of 3 educational games: economic game on fair trade “Banana”, card’s game “Inventions” and simulation game “International dealing with the climate”; political map of the world on fabric and inflatable ball-globe.

During Global Education Week, 19 events were organized in Łódź, Warsaw, Tczew, Cracow and Bełchatów in which approx. 400 people participated. Within the scope of celebration events which took place were, inter alia, meeting with the reporter Wojciech Jagielski, screening of movies such as “Stealing from Africa” or “Desire of the world”, workshops for children for example regarding African recycling toys, and swap of second hand clothes “Global szafing”.

The project consisted of two modules: the first was carried out in 2014 (from 1 July until 31 December), the second was implemented in 2015 (from 1 January until 30 June). The second module achieved the following results:

  • Practical training for teachers in global education methodology (161 people)
  • E-learning on global education content and methodology for interested teachers (approximately 50 people)
  • Organisation of workshops run by educators (300 workshops x 90 minutes, 3 x 100 groups) at primary, middle, and high schools in the following provinces: Lodz, Masovia, Malopolska, Podkarpacie, Silesia, Lower Silesia, Opole, and Pomerania. Total attendance: 2,193 students
  • Organisation of workshops run by teachers (300 workshops, 3 x 100 groups)
  • Organisation of in-school projects devoted to global education. The projects were carried out under the guidance of teachers by students who had taken part in the training
  • Organisation of an educational, motivational and instructional meeting for educators, attended by 42 people (participants of STEG and eco-educators associated with the Źródła Centre for Ecological Activities who wanted to develop their competences), voice projection workshops, evaluation of school workshops, and a cultural anthropology lecture
  • New articles devoted to important dates in the global education calendar were added to the project website; 23 articles on important global education, sustainable development, and human rights topics were published at www.ekokalendarz.pl and www.globalna.edu.pl.