The aim of the course is to present, how to apply biographical method into empowering education. The participants will try out the educational and empowering instrument, which is biographical workshop on the most recent history of the emancipation of women. The workshop is addressed to educators, NGO-activists, gender studies academic teachers and in generally to participants from West, East and Central Europe and from the other countries.
Workshop will be conducted by two experts:
Sławomira Walczewska, PhD, philosopher and feminist activist, author of the book "Damen, Ritter und Feministinnen. Zum Frauenrechtsdiskurs in Polen", Verlag Harrassowitz, 2015 (Ladies, Knights and Feminists. Feminist Discourse in Poland) as well as editor and co-author of the book "Feministki. Własnym głosem o sobie", eFKa, 2005 (Feminists. With Their Own Voice about Themselves).
Beata Kozak - publisher and editor-in-chief of the Polish feminist magazine ZADRA (since 1999), feminist educator and publicist, translator.
Arrival in Cracow, reception, visiting of the city (some options), welcome dinner in the city center
Introduction of the program, the trainers and the participants. Short lecture on biographical method, discussion. Initial
biography-oriented session, discussion.
Presentation of some examples of biographical teaching as empowering teaching - films with discussion.
Experience-oriented, biographical session.
Connection between biography and history: memory work, interculturality, European dimension.
Visiting of Cracow in small groups: biographical city game.
Biographical teaching as empowering teaching: lecture with discussion. Experience-oriented biographical sessions.
Preparation of the individual biographical projects. Presentation of the results, discussion.
Discussion and evaluation of the course. Discussion about further cooperation on Internet, where the participants continue sharing their experiences in applying the biographical methods, they have tried out, into gender-sensitive and empowering teaching.