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Global education for kids (fourth edition)

This year’s programme continues and develops the projects of Global Education in the Pre-School and Early School Education and Global education for kids (three series), co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012-2015. These projects involved the development of an educational package with fourteen lesson plans and additional teaching aids (work sheets, illustrations, information materials, maps, photos, and presentations), as well as educational games (both traditional and computer-based), and kamishibai theatre stories. Highly evaluated by teachers and educators, the educational materials and games have been posted on the website www.eglobalna.edu.pl. The interest in educational materials and training on their practical application was well beyond the organisational capabilities of the programmes implemented in previous years.

The project Global education for kids (fourth edition) is aimed at preschool and early school children, the teaching staff (school and day-care teachers as well as school librarians), and pedagogy students. The project organisers aim to reach not only professionally active teachers, but also those who are just starting a career in education. This is particularly important in areas such as environmental and global education, where attitude matters more than knowledge itself (the attitude and behaviours of the teacher as a role model have a great impact on shaping the attitudes of children). Participation in the project is intended to increase awareness and commitment to global affairs among future teachers.

The project evoked particular interest in the group of kindergarten teachers, because the global education offering for this age group is still limited.

Global education for kids (fourth edition)

The project aims to motivate school and day-care teachers and school librarians and develop their competence in global education through relevant training and materials. It is also designed to initiate and continue activities, such as workshops for children, based on the received aid. The long-term project objective is to reinforce the importance of global education at the early stage of learning, i.e. in kindergarten and school forms 1-3. Thanks to the cooperation with the methodologists as well as teacher training centres and colleges, the issues of global education will be included in the system of teacher education and development, while high-quality educational materials will help the beneficiaries incorporate global education into their work with children.

Some 120 preschool and early school groups will be the beneficiaries of the project’s first module, implemented in 2016. A publication with lesson plans will be updated and republished, providing the basis for eight training sessions for teachers and 180 introductory workshops. In addition, the project will comprise fifteen workshops for students introducing the theme of global education and six open family workshops organised during the Global Education Week. The project will be run in schools and kindergartens in at least five voivodeships (Lodzkie, Mazowieckie, Slaskie, Malopolskie, Wielkopolskie). Workshops for pedagogy students will be held in voivodeship cities, where there are universities with pedagogy departments, while a training session for interested students from all around Poland will be held in Lodz. Students will participate in internship in institutions that they will recruit for the programme on their own. Open family workshops will be held in six voivodeship cities (Lodz, Warsaw, Krakow, Katowice, Rzeszow and Wroclaw).

The main objective of the project is to motivate and improve the competence of school teachers, as well and librarians and day-care teachers with respect to global education, which will strengthen its long-term role in formal education and will raise the awareness of its importance among current (and future) teachers, including early childhood and preschool teachers as well as day-care staff and school librarians.

The grant from Polish Aid was PLN 130,500 in 2016 and PLN 129,263.00 in 2017, while the value of the project reached PLN 145,000 in 2016 and PLN 144,000 in 2017.

Global education for kids (fourth edition)

The main objective of this multi-year project is to raise awareness among primary education teachers about the significance of global interdependences in the modern world. One way of achieving this objective is to provide teachers with materials about global education that are subsequently used at the jointly run workshops for children. Teachers are thus encouraged to conduct classes on this subject, relying on the provided material. Other aims were to make young children aware of the values promoted by global education and to familiarise them with the subject matter. The ancillary effect is reaching parents with global education knowledge.

As part of the subsequent edition of the project, carried out in 2016, the beneficiary published 1,000 copies of a publication titled “Global Education for the Youngest.” This 210-page publication contains 15 lesson scenarios and additional teaching materials. One hundred twenty preschool and primary-school groups participated in the activity part of the project. Eight training courses were organised in five Polish cities, with 176 teachers participating. In addition, the project included the development and publication of 6,000 copies of a poster (a pictorial map of the world) and an educational card game called “Families” (1,200 decks). One hundred eighty workshops for 111 preschool groups comprising 2,100 children from around Poland, amounting to 360 teaching hours, were provided. Also, 15 workshops were held at universities, with about 300 teaching majors in attendance. As a result, successive groups of teachers about to enter their professional lives gained experience through a global education workshop for the young. Numerous events aimed at disseminating the subject were organised as part of Global Education Week.

The second module of the project was designed to improve the quality of global education (GE) among children at pre-school level through training of teaching staff and providing access to educational material for teachers, educators and students specialising in pedagogic fields.

Between January and 30 June 2017, there were 180 initiating workshops (a total of about 360 teaching hours) for 2,338 children, which was more than had been expected (2,200). In addition, three children’s educational tales in 400 copies were published (each one composed of 17 sheets) for the kamishibai theatre, as well as 400 sets of cardboard theatres and suitcases. Training was organised for the staff of libraries and teachers (altogether 589 persons) as well as for a group of 20 female students of pedagogics. Each of the trained groups then conducted workshop activities with children.

During the second module of the project, a total of 2,655 hours of classes were held on GE, attended by 31,520 children.