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World-Class Teaching - continuation

In Poland, there are still not enough teaching materials that would introduce global education issues to classroom curricula. They are needed because they can help permanently change pupils’ attitudes to global issues through systematic contact with them and through global education assignments, helping to develop the skills and values underlying global education.

The project is addressed to lower secondary school teachers (specifically of social studies, history, English, art and biology ) and school headpersons. In the future, it will also involve teaching advisors. Both teachers who already have some global education experience and newcomers can take part in the project.

The project titled “World-Class Teaching: Follow-Up” is part of a three-year “World-Class Teaching” programme launched by the Centre for Citizenship Education in 2013. It is partially financed with a grant from the European Commission. The required own contribution comes from the “Polish Aid” programme.

World-Class Teaching - continuation

The project will be carried out throughout the country, from 9 May to 31 December 2014. The project activities will be located in Warsaw and its environs. Six traditional trainings will be organised in several Polish cities to complement a series of e-coaching sessions.

The project is carried out by the Centre for Citizenship Education, while the entire programme is realised by a consortium of three organisations: Leeds Development Education Centre (the United Kingdom), Sudwind Agentur (Austria), People in Peril Association (Slovakia), and two organisations from the Global South―NEGO-COM (Benin) and the CEO-led CECIP (Brazil). All of them have a long experience in doing global education projects.

The project responds to the need for more Polish-language teaching aids that would help incorporate global education issues into day-to-day teaching practice. Its main purpose is to popularise global education among lower secondary school teachers by letting them better integrate global issues into the core curriculum. It consists of the following main activities: the drafting and publishing of teaching materials on selected subjects (Global education in [English, Polish, social sciences, biology, history, art] classes), preparing and running blended learning courses (e-coaching courses supervised by mentors, combined with traditional courses) for teachers of these subjects, and promoting global education, including the relevant teaching materials.

Lower secondary school teachers, school headpersons and teaching advisors are the project’s beneficiaries. Pupils taking part in classes about global interdependencies will indirectly benefit from the project.

World-Class Teaching - continuation

„World-class Teaching – continuation” project main purpose was to draft and publish materials to carry out classes about global correlations for lower secondary school teachers, as well as improve their competence within the frame of global education. The project is a part of three-year undertaking, carried out by the Centre for Citizenship Education in 2013.

Within the scope of the project, 6 teaching materials were published for lower secondary school teachers on selected subjects: Polish, English, History, Biology, Arts and Social Science. Each publication comprises from 14 to 20 interesting scripts of classes with additional materials and curriculum framework with reference to core curriculum and global education. In total 3 281 teachers ordered materials in printed and electronic versions. In printed version 1 200 copies were published, 200 for each subject. Publications are available in Polish on a website.

Because of a need for the teaching materials on global education, project implementers expanded assumed actions and published “Global education in Social Science” (200 copies) and brochure presenting the concept of global education (600 copies).

One of the activities of the project was carrying out blended courses for teachers of selected subjects, consisting of 3 e-coaching courses in which 101 people participated. There were 4 modules in on-line courses: the concept of global education, quality in global education, subject abilities and global education, and issues of global education. Moreover, implementers organized a workshop for 10 mentors of e-coaching courses, who could then support the participants with their knowledge on global education.

Within the scope of traditional trainings for teachers, 6 one-day meetings were organized in Toruń, Cracow, Gdańsk, Katowice and two in Warsaw. Ninety-three people took part in the workshops. More than 80 percent of blended learning course  participants declared that they will incorporate global education issues into day-to-day teaching practice.

The project and educational materials were promoted by the project implementers during the events organized for Polish teachers, for example Polish Youth Projects Presentation, and subject conferences. Moreover, as a part of the project 5 articles on global correlations, were published in teacher’s magazines.