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WE goes Ben Gurion University

From 10th to 18th of September Ulrike, Bea and I will visit Ben Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. A university that is doing some things really differently to most institutions of the educational system: they understood the central role of “community” in learning processes and realize this in something you could call a “University for Life”.

Since 1976 the University’s Community Action Unit focuses on the educational and social problems of the region. Students get directly involved with the people living around the university – whether by living in open apartments or participating in the Leadership Training Program – and making a difference for those who need it most.

The director of the community department Vered Sarussi gives some insights on their community oriented approach:

WE are really looking forward to explore this more during our stay.
To document and spread the meaningful work that is done at Ben Gurion University we aim to produce a short video documentation in a co-creation workshop with students focussing exactly on their community-involving approach to learning.

WE´ll keep you posted!

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