Module 4 – Integration of refugee youth and participants with special needs

Attending a farm visit brings particular benefits for teachers, who educate pupils with difficulties in mainstream learning systems. Classes including children and youth with special needs (e.g. refugees, children with migrant background, and children with developmental disorders, learning disabilities or social problems) get intensive and new experience for the group apart from conventional patterns of learning and competing in classrooms. Visits on Bio-farms can support teachers in integrating those children and young people.

Farm officers, teachers and staff of service agencies who work with refugee children and handicapped pupils must have a basic knowledge about intercultural behaviour and communication and about different handicaps and regarding requirements and needs. The module will give practical hints and tools for farm visits with these target groups and present best practice examples how the experiences and learning opportunities for different refugee target groups and participants with handicaps can be organised to support their special needs.

What is the goal of this module?

  • Unit 1. To explain the great variety of the target groups refugee children and handicapped pupil and their special needs.
  • Unit 2. To describe the different requirements and approaches for integrating these target groups by BioFarm visits.
  • Unit 3. To present good practice examples to show how farm visits can be organized for the different target groups.

After finishing this module I will have learnt....

  1. Basic knowledge about intercultural behavior and different handicaps of the target groups
  2. Basic knowledge about intercultural requirements and special needs which have to be taken in consideration for planning and implementing farm visits for these target groups.
  3. Good practice examples of successful projects with farm visits for very different target groups.