International seminar for working group members

We kindly invite teachers and experts developing materials within the "Global Issues - Global Subjects" project to join us in Trnava, Slovakia, in order to create synergy of the partnership! During the three-days meeting we will:

  • exchange experiences between teachers and experts from different countries and working groups,
  • share the draft materials developed for the subject toolkits,
  • reflect on possible ways of including the Global South's perspective in our work,
  • improve competencies on assessing our work.


The seminar will take three days: 5th-7th November 2018.

5th November 2018

9.30- 10.30


10.30- 11.45

1. Opening session

Katarzyna Dzieciolowska and Lenka Pankowa.

Anna Plassat Murinova from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic


Organisational break (coffee and snacks)


2. How to tackle Sensitive Global Issues – methods supporting teaching about migration, climate change and gender equality

(teachers take part in workshops basing on the choice from the first poll)




3a. Session with the Global South representatives

(two parallel sessions)


Coffee break


3b. Session with the Global South representatives

(two parallel sessions)




Intercultural evening

6th November 2018


4. Sharing experiences - working on the materials developed by the working groups

(in subject groups)


Coffee and snack break


5. Sharing experiences - challenges and solutions while developing materials on Global Education




6. Methods of assessing the teacher’s work:

- formative assessment and mentoring;

- sustainable self-assessment.

(in two parallel sessions lead by teachers from Poland and Italy)


Coffee break


7. Challenges and opportunities of the Global Education through active learning

(working in two parallel groups on pupils’ active citizenship and introducing Global Education to teachers; teachers take part in workshops basing on the choice from the poll)




Walk to the city

7th November 2018


8. Impact assessment tools – method used to assess pupils’ work in the campaigns

(session lead by the representatives from Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC))


Coffee break


9. Evaluation Session




10. Hydepark session:

- Sustainable Development Goals - experience the "world's largest lesson" by Slovene teacher Staša Benko.

- Experience a game on nutrition and overfishing developed by a Math teacher Lukáš Vícen from Slovakia.

- Try out the tools that can help you measure the impact of your work with Dave Richards and Abha  Aggarwal from Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC))

(teachers take part in workshops basing on the choice from the poll)


Thanks and farewell

Participants and trainers

  • Teachers from working groupsdeveloping materials on Global Education from 10 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia):
Maths Geography History Religious Education Ethics/Values Education Civics/Citizenship Education Modern studies Personal Social Education Media Education Law and Economics National language Foreign language Science
9 10 3 2 5 3 1 0 0 1 3 6 2
  • Co-ordinators from partner organisations implementing the "Global Issues - Global Subjects" project.

Kasia Dzięciołowska - international co-ordinator of the project from Center for Citizenship Education (Poland). Historian, former teacher and educator. Involved in the working group working on materials on Math lessons.

Alma Rogina – national coordinator at Humanitas – Centre for Global Learning and Cooperation (Slovenia). Cultural anthropologist, project coordinator, trainer and traveller. Involved in the methodological support to all working groups in Slovenia.

Lenka Putalová - national coordinator at People in Need Slovakia. She has background in international development and Geography teaching and is involved in the methodological and didactical support for all the subjects in Slovakia.

Olivia Tischler - national coordinator of the project and head of the regional office Vienna at Südwind in Austria. High-school economics teacher, trainer for global citizenship education, student of game based media and education masterclass. Involved in coordination of regional working groups as well as the blended learning course.

Justine Lepers – national coordinator of the project at le Partenariat– Centre for Global Learning, Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development (France). Former history and geography teacher, involved in the support to working groups in history and geography, maths and English.

Stefania Cavallaccio - national coordinator of the project in ACS - Cooperation and Solidarity Association (Italy). She has background in international relations, cooperation and human rights and is involved in the support to the working group in Maths, Physics, Economics and Law. 

Charlotte Dwyer - national co-ordinator of the project at Scotdec in Scotland. With a background in development education, teaching and training she is responsible for coordinating the working groups in Maths, Science, English, Modern Languages and Social Subjects. 

Lenka Voleníková - national coordinator of the project in ARPOK (Czechia). She has a background in international development studies and is support for the Czech language and literature working group.

Adam Ranson - Projects Coordinator at Leeds DEC. Former teacher who has worked in Development Education since the early 1990s. Is supporting the Maths, Science, MFL and RE working groups.

Marta Kałużyńska - national coordinator of the project in the Center for Citizenship Education (Poland). Experienced in the field of global & environmental education and development aid. Responsible for working groups developing materials for Geography and Polish.

  • Representative from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Anna PLASSAT MURÍŇOVÁ - director of a Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. She is involved in the activities related to the implementation of Agenda 2030 not only in Slovakia but also in other activities related to Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation. She worked at the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in Brussels and during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU she chaired a working party dealing with EU Enlargement and accession negotiations of Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. She was also seconded as a national expert to the European Commission where she worked on issues of fundamental rights, migration and asylum.

  • Trainers from Senegal and Syria.

Abdou Latif DIAO - teacher and now manager of the partnership at the inspection of Saint-Louis academy. Member of the SEN-EAD Association (Collectif des Enseignants de Saint-Louis). Our association organizes debates on citizenship, migration, the environment and sustainable development in high schools and colleges. He simultaneously animates an educational program on the municipal radio of Saint-Louis.

Feras Daboul, was born in Damascus, Syria. He lives and works in Warsaw, Poland, since 2012. Before moving to Poland, he worked for the UNHCR in Damascus at the resettlement unit, in an international team. Feras is an alumni of the American Cultural Center of Warsaw University. Since 2013 he works as a freelance Intercultural Educator, and from 2015, he works as an Intercultural Mentor for the Ocalenie Foundation. Feras also teaches Arabic and English in Warsaw and works as a translator as well. Feras' work, activities, and efforts aim for a better integration of migrants in the Poland and for a better reception of migrants in the Polish society. He speaks several languages and has a wide range of interests.

  • Representative(s) from Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), England.

Abha Aggarwal - Education Coordinator at Reading International Solidarity Centre. Former secondary school teacher who works in Development Education and Global learning with primary and secondary schools, and teacher training institutions in the UK.

Dave Richards - has been working at RISC since 1989. He produces exhibitions and teaching resources on a range of issues including trade justice, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He currently coordinates RISC's work on challenging Islamophobia as well as growing food in school and community gardens.

  • International Evaluators of the project.

Monika Bartosiewicz-Niziołek and Beata Ciężka

Venue and support

The seminar will take place at Hotel Impiq, B. S. Timravy 2, 917 01 Trnava.

All the information regarding venue, local communication, emergency contact and helpful Slovak vocabulary can be found here and in the attachment.


Załączone dokumenty: 
  1. 1. Gea infosheet trnava 0.pdf (1MB)