Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE YTH2017

 
TITLE School Based Youth Work

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Youth and Community Studies

 
DESCRIPTION This elective study-unit is intended for those students who are interested to work in youth work within a school/college set up. This study-unit will explore the education directorates’ structures and the role of the youth worker within these structures. The nature of school-based youth work and the provision of non-formal programmes depending on the young people's needs will also be explored.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is aimed at developing students’ knowledge regarding the nature of school-based youth work and the provision of non-formal educational programmes according to the young people's needs.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

• Understand the purpose and nature of school based youth work with young people;
• Rationalise the question of a code of ethics in youth work in relation to a school/college scenario;
• Reflect on the ability to develop, and take responsibility for, relationships with young people and associated interventions in response to need;
• Reflect upon the values students personally bring to youth work and how these might relate to the work at school.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

• Interact more effectively with young people, teachers and senior management teams in a college set up;
• Plan, design and conduct non formal educational programmes in school;
• To organise work priorities.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

• Huskins, J. (1996) Quality Work with Young People, Bristol: John Huskins
• Huskins, J. (2000) From Disaffection to Social Inclusion, Bristol: John Huskins
• Luxmoore, N. (2000) Listening to Young People in School, Youth Work and Counselling, London: Jessica Kingsley
• Rogers, A. (2004) Non-formal Education, Flexible Schooling or Paricipatory Education? Hong Kong:Klewer Academic Publishers
• Taylor, A.M. (2003) Responding to Adolescents, Lyme Regis: Russell House
• Wheal, A. (1998) Adolescence: Positive Approaches for Working with Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Please note that this study-Unit is held in the Evening.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Independent Study

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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