Title: UniClub – mutual learning experience! Providing an inclusive learning environment for refugee and migrant minors
Hosting institution: Vienna University Children’s Office (KUW), Austria
Date: February 26th, 2020, 4pm/16h CET
FULL ACCESS TO THE RECORDING:
UniClub is a university-linked social initiative that aims to support refugees and migrant youths in getting a foothold on the education system in Austria. UniClub provides free learning support in groups as well as individual tutoring as a full week programme during the entire academic year. The entire approach is based on the voluntary involvement of teacher training students as tutors and “Study Buddies”.
The webinar provided the opportunity to experience the “UniClub“ via first hand experiences of its participants (including project staff, students and teachers). It illustrated its inclusive character, which is displayed not least by the mutual learning relations between all of its participants. Certainly, such a specific environment does not grow out of nowhere – everyone who takes part in it creates it.
WEBINAR HOSTS AND PRESENTERS
Daniela Marzoch, communication scientist and youth worker, coordinator of UniClub
Philipp Salzmann, political scientist and adult educator, buddy-coordinator of UniClub
Karoline Iber, pedagogue, managing director of Vienna University Children’s Office (KUW)
Daniela and Philipp will be joined by two UniClub buddies and two minors, who will tell us why they joined UniClub initiative and how it supported their personal development.
Rita Arman, pupil, minor at UniClub
Zoya Amini, pupil, minor at UniClub
Katharina Kropf, student of teaching (Englisch and Latin), buddy at UniClub
Philipp Breitenberger, student of philosophy, buddy at UniClub
CASES IN FOCUS
Supporting young refugees in Austrian educational system