Swiss Network for Service Learning at higher education facilities
The “Swiss Network for Service Learning at higher education facilities” was founded on 9 March 2020 by various stakeholders from the Swiss higher education landscape. The establishment of the Network was actively supported by the Migros Culture Percentage and the Mercator Foundation.
The aim of the Network is to raise more awareness of and/or establish Service Learning in Swiss higher education, boost expertise, and connect various stakeholders by exchanging experience and implementing common projects. The Network does not have any commercial purpose and is not for profit. The Network is officially represented by a five-person board with members from different types of Swiss higher education facilities (university, technical college, teacher training college).
The inaugural meeting was attended by Service Learning representatives, representatives for sustainability and development of higher education facilities, lecturers, and centre and department heads:
- Christine Bänninger, theories of education and interdisciplinary teaching, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Education
- Dr. Ingrid Becker, Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen
- Dr. Petra Biberhofer, Participatory Science Academy of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
- Ninja Burgener, Department of Social Work, Bern University of Applied Sciences
- Mag. arch. Cornelia Faisst, Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein
- Franziska Kastner, Sustainability Office, University of Basel
- Nicolai Kozakiewicz, lecturer in the subjects of economy, work, budget & political education, St. Gallen University of Teacher Education
- Prof. Dr. Daniel Krucher, Centre of Teaching and Professional Development, Lucerne School of Social Work
- Dr. Clarissa Rhomberg, Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein
- Simone Nadja Sattler, Centre of Teaching and Professional Development, Lucerne School of Social Work
- Prof. Dr. Christoph Schank, Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen
- Dr. Judith Studer, Department of Social Work, Bern University of Applied Sciences
- Monika Tschopp, department of careers and career pathways, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Education
Further information on the association
Do you also work in the field of Service Learning at higher education facilities or are you interested in this future-oriented teaching method?
Become a member of the association or get in contact with us.
The network is and has been supported by:
Migros Cultural Percentage
Swiss Society for the Common Good
Stiftung Ernst Witzig
Mercator Foundation Switzerland