Polska pomoc


Together for Development - Active Global Education in schools (continuation)

In Poland, global education issues have been included in core curricula of all teaching levels since 2009. However, there are still not enough teaching materials and teachers prepared to include the principles of global education in the core curriculum.

The initiative is a direct follow-up to the activities launched in 2013 under the project “Together for Development: Active Global Education at School.” Seventy-two schools from four voivodeships (Lesser Poland, Swietokrzyskie, Greater Poland and Lower Silesian), that is, 316 teachers and 6,430 pupils of different grades, took part in the project.

Together for Development - Active Global Education in schools (continuation)

The project is aimed at promoting global education in schools and local communities by encouraging children, youth and teachers to actively and consciously support global development. It is an attempt to change young Poles’ attitudes to global issues by educating them and changing their way of thinking about lifestyle, culture, and differences and interdependencies between the Global South and the Global North. The project is divided into modules and so it will be continued in 2015.

The project foresees the drafting of a dozen or so workshop plans, as well as the creation of data bases containing teaching and multimedia materials that educators and teachers will be able to use in classes dedicated to global issues. School classes conducted by trained teachers are thus the project’s main activity. The project participants―teachers and pupils of all grades (from kindergarten to high school) from across the country―will also be the project implementers. Apart from classes conducted by the teachers participating in the initiative, educational actions will be organised as part of the Global Education Week and social commitment days.

The project foresees the creation of an awareness-raising platform and tools aimed at motivating Poles to undertake various initiatives and activities within local communities rather than to remain passive.

Together for Development - Active Global Education in schools (continuation)

The project consisted of two modules: the first was carried out in 2014 (from 9 May until 31 December), the second was implemented in 2015 (from 1 January until 31 July). The second module achieved the following results:

  • Organisation of 46 monitoring visits to schools all across Poland in order to summarise the activities undertaken so far and improve cooperation with educational institutions
  • 284 teachers gave classes to 4,689 students using an online database and print materials that were made available
  • 562 lessons (45 minutes each) were taught to activate school communities
  • Two days of community work, World Water Day and the International Day for Street Children, saw at least 180 educational events, bringing together nearly 2,000 students and 250 teachers and reaching 1,027,862 recipients, which is a five times the number that had been initially projected
  • 15 educational institutions joined in the final 10 workshops on development which were also attended by volunteers.