Lecturer: Dr Bozena Cierlik
Department: School of History.

Case study:

Promoting democratic competences and integration of GCDE into teaching as case study in School of History Module HI2048 – 1989 Autumn of Nation. Transition to democracy in Poland and East Central Europe.

The aim of my case study was to enhance module HI2048 already offered to students of History, Politics and European Studies, by positioning it within Global Citizenship and Development Education methodology. Pedagogy is based on the concept of integration of GCDE into teaching and promoting democratic competences through Service Learning.

I had the privilege to present this case study at the conference “Living Knowledge 2022”, University of Groningen, 28 June – 01 July 2022.

Full details on the case study are available under “Documents” below.




Case study

Cierlik, Bozena_case-study (PDF opens in a new tab/window)



Dr Bozena Cierlik on Ukraine (Slide presentation). (PDF opens in a new tab/window)



Dr Bozena Cierlik is an expert in Polish and East Central European history in the School of History, UCC. She is implementing innovative Service-Learning component as part of UCC long-term strategy of sustainability of collaborative research between higher education institutions and community organizations, and global citizenship attributes. She was an expert evaluator in EU Framework Programs – Challenges of EU enlargement, Access to digital collections of cultural and scientific content and User Centred Design. Her latest publication is Polish and Irish Struggles for Self-Determination: Living near Dragons. Cambridge Scholars, 2020.

Research Interests: Polish history after the WWI, East Central European history, nationalism, constitutional history, reflective teaching and learning.

More details at: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A019/bozena


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