The city presented priorities of Wroclaw education for the upcoming school year. What is the plan? We will tell you everything here.
The three education pillars are physical activity, new working methods and digital hygiene. They will be pursued under various initiatives, programs and training courses under the slogan ‘Actively against pandemic’.
‘We want to make young people more active and help them maintain the balance between online and offline. Of course, we will continue to develop remote teaching if it is necessary to return to hybrid education. However, we want this kind of teaching to be used mainly in communication and extracurricular activities,’ stresses Jarosław Delewski, the director of the Education Department in the Wroclaw City Office.
First: physical activity
School is still based on the teacher’s desk, benches for pupils and a (increasingly often interactive) board. But from time to time the teacher will take the class to the park or at least will spend time among the trees. The first day of this kind in Wroclaw will occur on Monday 20th September. But others will follow. Once a month the content of a physical education lesson will be decided by pupils. Physical education teachers will be offered 22 sport programs prepared in co-operation with experienced practitioners.
Second: new working methods
First the Wroclaw Teacher Training Centre will conduct training courses on the project method for teachers, and then it will be presented to pupils. Its main principle is the independent acquisition of information and the verification of skills in specific life situations by pupils. According to the rule: practice rather than theory. Development of environmental awareness among young people: nature protection, clean air. Workshops on the rules of proper recycling among greenery. In addition, pupils learn how to cope with aggression or anger.
Third: digital hygiene
Aim: to maintain the balance between being online and offline – training for teachers and digital hygiene practice tools for pupils. Preventing drops of concentration and attention. The main thing is how to use multimedia devices so that they would serve only as a necessary tool instead of being a personal energy vampire that sucks vital forces from people.