Save-the-date: 17th-21th of February 2020 – Teachers’ Training Week on Service Learning, Vienna- Austria

Save-the-date: 17th-21th of February 2020 – Teachers’ Training Week on Service Learning, Vienna- Austria

Teachers in higher education, who (want to) work with service-learning approaches or other similar methods to involve students into communities are invited to registered to the Teachers’ Training Week on Service Learning that will take place within the premises of the University of Vienna, Austria.

The five-day training that will gather approximately 30 participants will be held from Monday February 17th to Friday February 21 2020, and will involve two different sets of activities:

  •  One will involve different sessions under a daily focal point presented by expert speakers – inputs on teaching methods, an in-depth insight into the various methodologies explored and collected within IO2 and described in IO4. Methodologies are tested in small groups and evaluated against their a) usefulness in teaching practice, b) accessibility of material (i.e. open access), and c) structural framework conditions in teaching to use the material. One specific session (session 4) will be dedicated to student guidance measures, how students’ experiences can be documented (research diaries, logbooks, …) and orally talked about in class, about what works and what does not work well, and why (presentation techniques, question and answer sessions, talking about emotional experiences or critical incidents in the community).
  • The second set of activities will involve the deployment of the Part 2 of IO3 – Pedagogical workbook during which the teachers will be asked to plan a draft service learning project they intend to further develop and include within the topic they teach. The participants will use the proposed step-by-step training strategy throughout the reader is guided through a series of activities that will support him/her in planning and implementing a service learning project within a given topic. During these activities, the participants will be counselled by trainers and in the end, will be asked to present the outcomes of their work in a plenary session based on a given presentation layout.

Requirements for participation:

  • Participation from Mon-Fri. (30 hours in total);
  • Staff member of one of the participating universities-Online registration;
  • Proficient English language skills.

Information about registration will be published in September 2019!

See the Invitation to attend the Teachers’ Training Week on Service Learning