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Digital Youth Work- An introduction to Principles and Practice

Digital Youth Work- An introduction to Principles and Practice

*COURSE DELIVERED ONLINE*

The drive for youth workers to design and deliver digital youth work has increased in recent months due to Covid-19. Whilst some youth workers were already ahead of the game and experienced in digital youth work, others have had to deliver the skills and experience quickly. This module aims to offer an introduction to digital youth work; providing the underpinning theory and some of the key concepts to its development and delivery.

In particular this module aims to develop an understanding of the historical, social and political context
of digital youth work; examine the practicalities required to ensure young people and youth
workers are safeguarded online, and evaluate available technologies for digital youth work.

The course:

  • Allows you to study online around your existing work and family commitments
  • Course content and materials developed and delivered by JNC professional qualified and experienced youth workers and lecturers
  • Provides practical application to current youth work practice
  • Opportunity to focus on your own continuing professional development

What you will study

  • What is Digital Youth Work and why do it?
  • Youth in the digital age - The development of digital youth work
  • Barriers and solutions to Digital Engagement Safeguarding young people and youth workers online
  • Technology for digital youth work

Assessment

  • Complete a portfolio that analyses the historical, social and political context of digital youth work, and examines the practicalities required to ensure young people and youth workers are safeguarded online. This will include: - A statement analysing the historical, social and political context of digital youth work; including what digital youth work is, barriers to online engagement and strengths of a digital youth work approach. (1000 words) - A SWOT analysis of their practice organisation’s readiness to deliver digital youth work (500 words) - A risk assessment for delivering digital youth work (500 words)
  • Record and upload a 10 minute presentation that evaluates available technologies for digital youth work. This will include: - an description of 2 digital technologies that can be used for digital youth work - an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the technologies - recommendations for use in digital youth work The presentation can include a demonstration

Career prospects

This module supports the continuing professional development of professional youth and community workers, youth support workers and volunteers in the sector. Completion of the module could lead to further study on the BA and MA youth and community work programmes at Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Course start dates

This course will start on the week commencing of 5th October 2020 and will run for 12 weeks.

20 hours scheduled learning and teaching hours with the tutor. This will be a mix of materials that will be released on a weekly basis to work through at your own pace, and live online tutorials and discussions.

Entry requirements

Current youth work experience and practice an advantage in order to complete assessment activities
Previous experience of studying at level 4 advantageous

Location

Online

Fees

£25


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