Socially disadvantaged people as „Teaching consultants”
Innovation of education in the field of Social work at the University of Ostrava.
- 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.