Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: - the social context of young people - values and principles that underpin practice - the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and - the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people. Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study. Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.

Youth Work in a Digital Age

Youth work in a digital age
Jane Melvin

Young people are living in a world where technology is rapidly changing and where digital literacy is increasingly important. New technologies provide opportunities for youth workers to engage with young people and support their learning in different ways. They also present a number of challenges for youth workers and for organisations working with young people. This chapter looks at a range of research into young people's use of technologies, and considers some of the practical ways in which youth workers can make use of digital technologies in their day-to-day practice with young people.

The Case for Promoting Digital Youth Work

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