Unit 1 – Bio-Farm visits for better integration of disadvantaged youth

In this unit I will:

  1. learn about the benefits of Bio-Farm visit as pedagogical method for better integration of disadvantaged youth
  2. learn how to organize Bio-Farm visits with handicapped youth and to respect special needs and requirements
  3. be informed about best practice example for implementing Bio-Farm visits for better integration of disadvantaged youth

Introduction into the topic:

The unit introduces into the concept of Bio-Farm visit as pedagogical method for disadvantaged youth. Afterwards it gives an overview about different handicaps of disadvantaged young people (e.g. various mental or physical handicaps) and what has to be taken into consideration when participants with handicaps visit an educational farm. Finally, the unit presents best practice examples and shows how Bio-Farm experiences and learning opportunities can be organized to support youth with handicaps according to their special needs. Especially in Austria and Germany animal therapy with farm animals is a new therapeutically branch.