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Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – from Vision to Action

From August 19 to 25, 9am – 12 am Teach for Austria will host a Changemaker Lab – from Vision to Action.

Ready to take responsibility?
In this summer school, organized by Teach for Austria, committed young professionals will share their experiences on how to live Leadership in challenging environments. Participants gain insights into education inequality and its effects on society, reflect the concepts of Leading Self, Leading Systems, Leading Learning, understand tools to formulate and implement a Vision. Concluding, participants build their own Vision, whether in education or in any other field.

What is Teach for Austria?
As in many countries, education is unequal in Austria. More than 50.000 Austrian kids aged 15 to 19 are neither in school nor working. Today, education in Austria is being inherited. The chance of graduating from university is 16-times higher for children from academic backgrounds – compared to children whose parents have a basic formal education. Teach for Austria aims to change that. Committed young professionals and graduates of all backgrounds teach in the most difficult schools for two years. To enable students to live up to their potential, Teach for Austria Fellows use self-created Visions to guide their actions.
In this summer school they will share their experiences on how to live Leadership in challenging environments. The workshops will consist of theoretical inputs, case studies, discussion, role play and individual application – because that’s how learning happens!

What’s in it for you?

Participants will

  • …gain insights into education inequality and its effects on society
  • …reflect the concepts of Leading Self, Leading Systems, Leading Learnings
  • …understand tools to formulate and implement a vision
  • …build your own vision

What we expect from you?

  • Interest in societal issues
  • Willingness to take responsibility
  • Positive attitude

How to apply?
Participation in the Changemaker Lab is limited to 22 participants. The working language is English. We will select participants from all applications in order to create a diverse and creative learning environment. Applicants are asked to answer the following questions in their motivation letter (max. 1 page):

  • Why do you want to take part in the Changemaker Lab and what do you
    expect to gain from it?
  • In what way are you interest in the education sector?
  • Do you already have a vision, idea or in general, a topic in mind, on which you would like to work on? If you do, please specify!

Please send your CV together with your motivation letter in one PDF-file to marie.langer.2014@teachforaustria.at until July 11, 2015. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact Marie or Raphael (raphael.riedler.2013@teachforaustria.at)

More: Workshop Outline as PDF

Invitation Letter_Teach for Austria Summer School

Application_Teach for Austria Summer School