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HOW TO TEACH AND EDUCATE
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.