Socially disadvantaged people as „Teaching consultants”

Innovation of education in the field of Social work at the University of Ostrava.


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Country / Region:
Moravian-Silesian Region
Public Administration
Fields of action:
Work / Unemployment / Professional qualification
Adult education / Awareness raising
Kindergarten education / (Higher) Educational establishment
Age of the target group:
all age groups
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Fakulta sociálních studií, Ostravská univerzita
Responsible person:
Markéta Čtvrtečková

What is it about?

The project involves people with various disadvantages (addiction, homelessness, anorexia, etc…) in the courses for students of Social work programme at the Faculty of Social Studies in Ostrava. It is a first project in the Czech Republic. So called „teaching consultants“ have a history of using social services. Now they act as „co-teachers“. They share their life experiences with students through storytelling method and help students to identify the needs of people in difficult life situations. The teaching consultants are offered a prestigious work experience at the university.