The Emigration Museum in Gdynia conducts activities for teachers and persons related to education under the name “Education On a Roll. All Enthusiasts Aboard!” (Edukacja na fali. Pasjonaci na pokład!) The programme includes meetings, workshops, and trainings during which experiences between the teaching and museum community are exchanged. We want the Museum’s educational offer to meet the contemporary needs of both teachers and students.
The aim of the project is to create a space for exchanging experiences for the educators involved, as well as to jointly build a range of free-of-charge training sessions designed specifically for the needs of this group of recipients. Participants improve their competencies in dealing with challenges related to migration processes.
The purpose of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia is to propose an ambitious and constantly developing programme for students and teachers. The Education Department tries to respond to specific needs of its recipients on an ongoing basis, adapting its offer to their needs. Our team is in constant contact with a group of teachers involved, cooperating closely with them.
Working with a student with migration experienced in a Polish school – recommendations
We are pleased to present recommendations prepared by the participants of the seminar entitled “Students with migration experience in a Polish school” (Uczeń z doświadczeniem migracji w polskiej szkole), organised by the Emigration Museum in Gdynia in November 2019.
The advice addressed to schools and teachers include proposals on how to prepare the school community to welcome a new student. The authors recommend organising anti-discrimination workshops or events during which students will be able to learn the cultures of the world and foreign languages.
Recommendations also apply to system solutions that may facilitate the work of teachers and educators. The participants of the seminar suggest, among other things, the creation of a network of specialists working with people who experienced migration, which could include representatives of cultural institutions, local government units, and non-governmental organisations, and increasing the possibility of taking an individual approach to a student who experienced migration.