How can OER contribute to improve the situation of refugees in Europe? How can we create access even in chaotic situations? Which topics and concrete OER can help refugees to directly improve their situation and support integration? How can we also use refugees' knowledge to improve integration and communication?
The idea aims to create a project around OER with different questions, including access, realization, and experimentation.
Describe the initial ideas and vision for the project
The idea aims at better understanding whether OER are a possibility to improve refugees' situation in Europe. Which are the needs and requirements refugees express How can we allow learning for refugees in chaotic situations? How to create access, e.g. through mobile learning labs / access points Which are the key topics which can improve integration and the life situation? How to systematically use OER for integration and imrproving refugees' education? How can we use refugees' knowledge (for supporting each other, learning from each other)?
An initial discussion at EDUCAMP Berlin brought up the following issues:
Context and barriers
* Context and barriers
Learning is not a priority in refugees' situation
Learning is a must to be successfull
Many topics are needed to quickly start in a new society / environment
Information / communication needs to be started from the start
Languages and cultural knowledge is necessary
No time to learn, integration must start in days / weeks
Who can fund education
Refugees are in many cases just seen as people causing cost - not as valuable resources for all of us
Probably the key topic: ORIENTATION (on neighborhood, education and employment opportunities!
Further Orientation (country, administration,...)
Culture of the the countries
Language of the countries
Access to education / educational institution ("employability")
Information / media competences
* Implementation opportunities
Discuss with refugees / representatives
Creating access points (information, m-learning access, mobile learning labs)
Creating initial resources
Starting dscourse between refugees and educational staekholders (asking for requirements)