THE FINAL BELL
14-16.00 A Civil Debate On Education
Civic Debates on Education are direct - face-to-face - conversations between teachers, pupils, parents and local government representatives concerning the types of schools and education we want in Poland. As emphasized by their initiators, JaNauczyciel and Protest! teachers' groups, "the shape of the educational system is a form of social contract that engages many environments and should be continuously worked out by common effort." Since April, such debates have been organized all over Poland as part of a grassroots movement. Malta Festival will host the finals of the whole action and the largest debate with 25 discussion tables.
16-16.45 Knowledge Pyramid: A Physical and Chemical Experimental Exhibition
A show prepared by the 200 bez bólu group of students from Poznań's secondary schools. Physics and chemistry away from the blackboard and the school benches. Students will actually prove that a 45-minute-long lesson may be turned into a session full of fascinating experiences.
17-19.00 The Final Bell
The teachers' strike in Poland lasted three weeks and aroused extreme emotions. What did the protesters fight for? Moral, political, or civilizational issues? Who is the Polish teacher? Do they teach and prepare for exams or for life? What role did teachers play in the past? Who does the school system educate today? And how do we remember our teachers? Among debaters there are true living legends of Polish education, currently active educators and their pupils: Małgorzata Dziewulska, Agnieszka Jankowiak-Maik (author of the Babka od histy blog), Michał Merczyński, Laura Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Podemski, Anna Schmidt-Fic, Krystyna Starczewska, and the "200 bez bólu" student group. The debate will be hosted by Karolina Lewicka.