- April 8, 2013
About postgraduate e-learning studies in Zatrocz
Collegium Civitas and Institute of Adam Mickiewicz in Warsaw are the authors of the first edition of cultural diplomacy postgraduate e-learning course that is being offered to the Lithuanian citizens. The first meeting with formal inauguration took place last Saturday, in the afternoon of April 6th, in the Tyszkiewicz Palace in Zatrocze (Užutrakis). Self-presentation and public speaking workshops were held through the whole weekend.
This course is offered to Lithuanian citizen who speak Polish at least at intermediate level and who have BA or MA degrees.
The concept and the curriculum of this course is based on the experiences gathered during cultural diplomacy workshops that were conducted by the two institutions in Lithuania two times already.
This course is catered for people who want to develop, deepen and enlarge their knowledge about the cultural diplomacy and releated subjects (i.e history of diplomacy, international relations, sociology, philosophy). What is more, the curriculum is adapted to people who work for the culture related profession and would like to complete their vocational qualifications with theoretical knowledge.
Additionally, the course is aimed at graduate students, Ph.D. students and researchers intrested in culture and diplomacy who not only want to enlarge their knowledge but also acquire practical skills such as designing and conducting promotional operations, lobbying, gathering funds in order to build an image of a country, a city or a region.
The course is also offered to people who use Polish language in their professional life.
The course ends with a presentation of a paper or a project concerning cultural diplomacy. Participants will receive a certificate in Polish stating that they finished Collegium Civitas postgraduate studies.
The course lasts two semesters and it consists of two components: e-learning (8 classes, 4 in each semester; each class lasts 3-3,5 weeks) and meet-ups (3 meetings in 2 semesters).
E-learning classes are complemented by traditional teaching forms such as lectures, workshops, discussions. These will be held during three direct meet-ups with lectures. These meetings will take place in Lithuania, in Trakai Historical National Park, in the palace in Zatrocz (Užutrakis).
The first meet-up was held last Saturday, April 6th. During the meeting, it was explained how to use e-learning platform. Grades that students will receive at the end of the course will be a compilation of their activity during class, competences and knowledge they gained through e-learning classes and during meet-ups. Using both teaching forms is necessary when it comes to such an interdisciplinary field of study as cultural diplomacy. Each lecture ends with an e-learning exam – written or oral (conducted through Skype).
Based on: civitas.edu.pl, lenkukultura.lt/pl, inf.wł.
Tłumaczenie Justyna Kaczmarek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Justyna Kaczmarek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.