FOCUS

a compass as a symbol for exploration of learning in youth work, with the label EXPLORATION

FOCUS

learning!

learning!

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

a compass as a symbol for exploration of learning in youth work, with the label EXPLORATION

FOCUS

a compass as a symbol for exploration of learning in youth work, with the label EXPLORATION

FOCUS

learning!

learning!

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

a cooking pot as a symbol of the youth worker learning environment, with the label ENVIRONMENT

FOCUS

a compass as a symbol for exploration of learning in youth work, with the label EXPLORATION

FOCUS

learning!

learning!

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

FOCUS learning is relevant to the wider community of practice who are connected to youth worker training, including youth workers themselves, youth work managers, policy makers, researchers, institutional representatives and so on.

focus learning

WHAT IS FOCUS learning?

 

EXAMINE
learning in youth work

FOCUS learning is resource for youth worker trainers and educators. It is the culmination of over 6 years work exploring the subject of learning in youth work. It has involved numerous members of the youth work community of practice. This website is a resource with a large quantity of materials contained within it that can be easily accessed and used in lectures, training courses, workshop, and conferences on the subject of youth work. The resources are designed and written in such a way that they can be used for basic youth worker training and they can be used for advanced youth worker training / education. The emphasis here is that they are intended for both the nonformal education and formal education of youth workers.

THE PUBLICATION

 

READ
about learning in youth work

The development of youth worker competences in facilitating learning in youth work is at the heart of this publication. It is envisaged that the content of the publication and the various materials connected to it, can be used by educators and trainers who are involved in the education and training of youth workers. FOCUS learning and all its content should be seen as being complementary to Youthpass and the European Training Strategy Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally. The FOCUS learning publication is the culmination of many years of work and stands as a unique resource dedicated to learning in youth work.

NEWEST LEARNING MATERIALS

 

WIDEN
your learning experience!

In this section you can find the latest additions to the Focus learning website. These could be the latest tools or resources or an additon or change to a part of the publication or a new theory being explored.

THE AUTHORS

QUOTES
from the authors

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NORA FURLONG

The learning landscape in youth work is exciting as it presents many opportunities and can, when pursued intentionally, be a meaningful and dynamic experience for the young people involved.

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PAUL KLOOSTERMAN

PAUL KLOOSTERMAN

Learning is something that has to be learnt. When we want to give young people the opportunity to learn in youth work, youth workers have to support them in developing their own learning paths and strategies; the ‘facilitation of learning’.

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NATALJA GUDAKOVSKA

NATALJA GUDAKOVSKA

definition chosen by Natalja

The process of transferring learning, bridges or establishes links between the young peoples experiences and competences developed in youth work, with their current and future life situations, experiences and contexts.

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NIK PADDISON

NIK PADDISON

trainer, consultant

and odd sock

Learning in youth work does not always have to be overt and structured. Sometimes youth work needs to be about fun for the sake of fun and allowing learning to take place naturally without it being backed up or reinforced by the youth worker.

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MATERIALS SELECTION

GETTING
everything

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7 dynamic podcasts
4 experienced youth workers
Lively debate about practice
Each is about 45 minutes long

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12 posters and diagrams
12 topics visually explored
Overview of each topic
Available for download

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10 sets of learning cards
Easy to use and understand
Theories explored and questons posed
Can be projected, downloaded, printed

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8 engaging videos
4 with input from experts
4 by local youth work organisations
Each is standalone or can be a set

LEARNING NEWS

INFORMING
about the last development

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