Undergraduate Course: Youth Work (EDUA10122)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore the range of contemporary perspectives on youth work. Students will critically explore key influences affecting the lives and lifestyles of young people and the broader policy context. The course will engage with theoretical ideas, political dimensions and policy processes that shape professional practice. It will enable students to analyse the relationship between theoretical traditions and the purpose of community-based youth work practice.
The taught programme will include sessions on youth work traditions and principles, contemporary policy themes such as employability and participation, contexts for practice, challenges faced by youth work practitioners.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the impact of the social, economic and political factors on the lives and lifestyles of young people
- Explain the key differences between theoretical traditions of youth work
- Distinguish contrasting models of youth work and their relevance to practice settings
- Identify the knowledge, skills, and values that shape contemporary practice
- Examine competing and contrasiting priorities for the modern-day practitioner.
|Indicative Reading List|
Banks, S. (ed) (2010) Ethical Issues in Youth Work (2nd Edition). London: Routledge.
Batsleer, J. (2008) Informal Learning in Youth Work. London: Sage.
Batsleer, J. & Davies, B. (Eds.) What is Youth Work? Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd
Coburn, A. & Wallace, D (2011) Youth Work in Communities and Schools. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.
Fyfe, I. & Moir, S. (2013) (Eds.) Standing at the crossroads - What future for Youth Work? Edinburgh: CONCEPT.
Harrison, R. & Wise, C. (2005) Working with Young People. London; Sage Publications / The Open University
Harrison, R., Benjamin, C., Curran, S. & Hunter, R. (eds.) (2007) Leading Work with Young People. London: Sage Publications/The Open University.
Jeffs, T. & Smith, M. K. (Eds.) (2010) Youth Work Practice. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Ord, J. (2007) Youth Work, Process, Product and Practice. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing Ltd
Roberts. J. (2009) Youth Work Ethics. Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.
Sallah, M. & Cooper, S. (eds.) (2008) Global Youth Work: Taking it personally. Leicester: The National Youth Agency.
Sapin, K. (2009) Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice. London: Sage Publications.
Sercombe, H. (2010) Youth Work Ethics. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Smith, M. (1988) Developing Youth Work. Milton Keynes: OU Press.
Wood, J. & Hine, J. (eds.) (2009) Work with young people. London: Sage Publications.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||critical analysis, communication, discursive writing, autonomy, working with others.
||Such an option is not available for this course.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Timetable is arranged annually
|Keywords||Youth Work Policy Practice Lifestyles Transitions Ethics
|Course organiser||Mr Alan MacKie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6259
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373