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We show future, novice, and experienced teachers

HOW TO TEACH AND EDUCATE

through every action

Szkoła Edukacji - kim jesteśmy?

ABOUT US

The School of Education was established in 2015 under an agreement between the Polish-American Freedom Foundation (PAFW) and the University of Warsaw. The main initiator and founder of the School is PAFW. The Foundation for Quality Education (FDE) runs our programme.

From the very beginning, the primary goals of the School of Education and its team have been: supporting and promoting the development of education and working to improve the quality of education, as well as improving the quality of professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers.

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    We are building a community of effective and committed teachers
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    We provide them with practical knowledge and verified educational tools
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    We create a space for discussions about what good education looks like
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STUDIES

At the School of Education, we conduct free postgraduate studies for teachers – both teacher trainees and in-service teachers. We provide them with teaching qualifications, as well as develop their pedagogical and didactic competences. We offer studies in four subject areas: Polish language, history and social science, biology and mathematics.

Education in the School of Education is completely free of charge, our students also get a scholarship and – if necessary – a free room in the dormitory. After completing the program, graduates receive a diploma from the University of Warsaw and credentials to teach in primary and secondary schools.

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COURSES FOR TEACHERS

We also organize our original year-round training courses for Polish language teachers, mathematicians, historians and biologists, as well as psychological and educational courses. Most of the courses are online, so that teachers from all over Poland are able to participate.

We also provide free remote Open Reading Seminars for Polish language teachers and online webinars.

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RESEARCH AND PROJECTS

At the School of Education, we not only educate teachers, but also conduct research and educational projects. We verify innovative solutions from the best educational centers in the world and translate them into the language of a specific school subject within the context of a Polish school. Our teaching teams are currently carrying out research and projects, eg. in the fields of teaching Polish, biology and mathematics.

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COOPERATION

We cooperate with many partners from Poland and around the world. Our study program was created with the support of Teachers College Columbia University – one of the best teachers’ education centers in the world. Our partners include the Copernicus Science Center, the Center for Civic Education, and Canadian professor Peter Lilhedal, the creator of the Thinking Class method. We regularly invite renowned lecturers and researchers to trainings and workshops for students and teachers.

PARTNERS

11Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności

The Polish-American Freedom Foundation was established by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund to advance the purposes of the Support for East European Democracy Act of 1989, organized in 1990 to support the market economy in Poland. One of the two fundamental objectives of the Foundation’s domestic program activity is levelling the playing field in education combined with improvement of educational quality. As its second essential objective to be pursued in Poland the Foundation has chosen unleashing social energy in local communities, thus supporting social capital building.

More: www.pafw.pl

11Uniwersytet Warszawski

The University of Warsaw was established in 1816. It is the largest university in Poland. It employs over 6,000 staff, including over 3,100 academic educators. It provides graduate courses for 53,000 students (on top of over 9,200 postgraduate and doctoral candidates). The university offers some 37 different fields of study, 18 faculties and over 100 specializations in the humanities, technical, and the natural sciences.

More: www.uw.edu.pl

11Fundacja Dobrej Edukacji

Fundacja Dobrej Edukacji (FDE) – organizacja prowadząca Szkołę Edukacji. FDE rozpoczęła swoją działalność w 2014 roku, a jej założycielem i fundatorem jest Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności (PAFW). Statutowymi celami Fundacji Dobrej Edukacji są: wspieranie i promowanie rozwoju edukacji oraz działanie na rzecz poprawy jakości edukacji; działanie na rzecz poprawy jakości kształcenia i doskonalenia zawodowego nauczycieli oraz dalszej profesjonalizacji ich pracy; budowanie prestiżu zawodu nauczyciela, wspieranie liderów oświaty oraz wyrównywanie szans edukacyjnych dzieci i młodzieży.
Działania Fundacji mają charakter niekomercyjny i nastawione są na poprawę jakości edukacji w Polsce, która według międzynarodowych badań w największym stopniu zależy od jakości pracy nauczycieli.
W projektowaniu i wdrażaniu innowacji w obszarze kształcenia nauczycieli Fundacja Dobrej Edukacji współpracuje z Uniwersytetem Warszawskim, nowojorskim Kolegium Nauczycielskim Uniwersytetu Columbia (Columbia University Teachers College) oraz z Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej, realizującym wspólnie z PAFW od 2000 roku ogólnopolski Program „Szkoła Ucząca Się”.

Więcej informacji: www.fde.org.pl