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Introducing global education to the education system of journalism and political science students

For years, the HumanDoc Foundation has been cooperating with the media and journalists in global education projects. Experience shows that in Poland there are not that many journalists or publications with the competence needed to create material dealing with global education issues. The system of education of journalists does not include topics in this filed.

The University of Opole (UO), the partner in this project, continuously expands its educational offer, establishing cooperation with academic circles at home and abroad, sending students for foreign apprenticeships and exchanges etc. Until now, global education issues have been included in UO courses only occasionally (in cooperation with HumanDoc), but the interest of students is so high that the UO wants to expand its standard educational offer in this direction.

Introducing global education to the education system of journalism and political science students

The project comprises technical preparation and incorporation into education networks of two global education specialisations for 1st degree full-time students of the University of Opole (UO) in two fields: political science and journalism with public communication. The project also includes complementary education of the academic staff to conduct classes in global education at an appropriately high level and to prepare teaching aids.

The project is implemented in modules at the Institute of Political Science of the UO, in 2018-2019, at 1st degree full-time study programmes: Political Science and Journalism with Public Communication. In 2018, co-financing from Polish Aid totalled PLN 123,300, with the total value of the project reaching PLN 164,690.

Introducing global education to the education system of journalism and political science students

The general aim of the project was to introduce a systemic change with a multiplication effect in the education of journalists and political scientists. The change will concern the preparation of two new specialisations and their introduction into the system of education:

  • Communication and Film in the Global World (Journalism and Public Communication)
  • Global Studies (Political Science).

The aim is a long-term one. The project’s implementation will make it possible to introduce changes that will remain in the system of education for many years.