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Developing capacities together: CSO-university network on global learning.

The need to form partnerships between theoreticians and practitioners has been formulated in the scholarly monograph Global Education. Polish Contexts and Inspirations, edited by Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj and Marta Gontarska and published within the project of the Institute of Global Responsibility, Women Teachers Change the World. The project of the Society for Anti-Discrimination Education (SAE) calls for cooperation with academic centres in Poland, but also with other centres that train teachers, so as to make use of the results of this work not only in the distant future, but also while preparing on an up-to-date basis successive training programmes or methodical opinions.

The development of xenophobic attitudes and the closing of society to global diversity lead global and anti-discrimination educators to reflection. It is of key importance to introduce active teaching methods which will develop the ability to think critically as well as attitudes of solidarity and empathy among young people. The proposal of combining the global and anti-discriminatory perspectives (initiated by the SAE within the project ”Anti-discriminatory education HERE, global education NOW” in 2017, co-financed with Polish Aid Development Cooperation funds) was very well received by NGOs as well as academic circles.

It is worth taking advantage of this opportunity and by working on the subject of migration, so important and valid for global education, sustainable development and security, to create pilot networks of cooperation in Poland and in Europe.

Developing capacities together: CSO-university network on global learning.

The project ”We are learning about global education. Cooperation of non-governmental organisations and the academic environment” is implemented from August 2018 until December 2019. The project is addressed to academic centres from various parts of Poland (Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw and Lublin) and to other institutions that train teachers.

The project is part of the European undertaking “(InterCap) Developing capacities together: European CSO-university networks for global learning on migration, security and sustainable development in an interdependent world,” carried out within the programme DEAR EuropeAid in partnership with 13 organisations from 12 countries of the European Union.

The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the issue of migration and sustainable development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals in global education, through the creation of a European network of cooperation within formal education (universities, teacher training centres, schools) and non-formal education (NGOs) in order to promote the development of competences of young people to understand the complexity of global challenges (including in particular critical thinking) in a complex and changing world.

The project envisages cooperation with academic circles as well as with other centres that train teachers. The SAE will create the framework for activities such as: partnerships with institutions that train teachers and NGOs, an e-learning course, the European network of global education practitioners, workshops and seminars of theoreticians and practitioners; in order to open all environments to opportunities of online cooperation.

Developing capacities together: CSO-university network on global learning.

The project comprises two modules and is carried out from August 2018 to December 2019.

Among the results achieved in 2018, the following are worth mentioning:

  • two institutions: the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Marie Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin and the Centre for Professional Development of Teachers in Lublin participated in a partnership pilot programme between the Anti-Discrimination Education Society and institutions educating teachers.
  • an on-line course consisting of the following six modules was created within the framework of the InterCap project:
    • Migration, Security and Sustainable Development in an interdependent world: Theory and Practice;
    • Global Education and Teachers’ Training: Domestic and Regional Context;
    • Participatory Educational Methods: Philosophical Enquiries for Children and Teenagers;
    • Participatory Educational Methods: Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry;
    • Participatory Educational Methods: Teatr Przeżyć (Theatre of Experiences);
    • Teaching how to teach Global Education - about the training of teachers and trainers.

The modules were prepared within the framework of the international partnership and then consulted and adapted to Poland’s context.

  • two experts represented the Polish partner at the meetings of the European Community of Global Education Practitioners, where they described good practices and recommended publications for the international library as well as prepared a list of discussion points for the interactive forum.
  • Twenty-one people participated in a two-day workshop for teacher educators. All the participants confirmed that it helped them improve their skills and knowledge regarding working methods and workshop topics.
  • Twenty-one people participated in a seminar for theoreticians and practitioners, which took place on 10 December 2018, at the Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences of the University of Lower Silesia in Wrocław.

Find out more about the project on the following websites: