ERIC Number: EJ1156462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Internationalization as a Challenge for Geographical Education in Poland: Experience of a New Postgraduate Study "Cultural Industries in the Development Policies of Cities and Regions"
Churski, Pawel; Motek, Pawel; Stryjakiewicz, Tadeusz; Cybal-Michalska, Agnieszka
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v41 n4 p506-520 2017
For many years internationalization has not been a strong point of geographical education in post-socialist countries, including Poland. Therefore, all attempts at intensifying it are a real challenge and good practices deserve dissemination. This paper seeks to present the organizational and programme assumptions of a new field of postgraduate study called "Cultural industries in the development policies of cities and regions," (Project supported by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Operational Programme in the years 2013-2015 (Priority IV: Tertiary Education and Science, Measure 4.3: Enhancing the didactic potential of universities in areas of key importance for the Europe 2020 Strategy. UDA-POKL.04.03.00--00-152/12-00).) developed by the staff of the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) as a didactic innovation, based on a modular system of education offering wide internationalization possibilities. The analysis focuses on experiences connected with this process. They include classes prepared in cooperation with visiting professors and practitioners from eight universities and European institutions as well as week-long practical placements in Brussels, arranged thanks to a network of experts and institutions specifically established for this purpose. The results obtained help to formulate conclusions and recommendations for higher schools interested in adopting this kind of good practices connected with the development of geographical education.
Descriptors: International Education, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Human Geography, International Cooperation, Universities, College Faculty, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Poland; Europe
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