Practice organisation in Youth Work studies: Exchange of Best Practices
The project is funded by Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency from Erasmus+ Programme
Project period: 01.08.2016 - 28.02.2017
The importance of the quality of youth work has been highly prioritised in the EU youth agenda since 2013. The task to prepare professional qualified youth workers lies largely on the HEIs and their study programmes. The quality of the practical experiences, including work placement, the skills of self-reflection and analysis, determine the actual preparation of the student to become a qualified youth worker with a professional identity.
The Project addresses the issue of the quality of practical experiences in preparation of youth workers by the HEIs. The objectives of the Project are 1) to exchange and analyse existing practices of organising practice in Youth Work study programmes in Estonia, Finland and the UK, and 2) build a closer network within the new partnership for future cooperation.
The main activities carried out in the Project are four meetings for the Project Team. The aim of the meetings is run intensive workshops and hold study visits to the partner organisations. The 10 participants, forming the Project Team, are all programme managers and involved in developing the youth work studies in their organisations.
As a result of the Project, 1) the participants have a thorough comparative knowledge of the partners' Youth Work programmes, 2) each partner has an Action Plan for using the gained knowledge in programme development; and, 3) the partners have agreed on a further cooperation framework. The impact of the Project, foreseen upon its completion, is in the actual changes/improvements in the practice/placement organisation in the Youth Work programmes of the partners. In the longer term, the Project has a potential positive impact on the quality of youth work through the improved practical component of the Youth Work study programmes.
University of Tartu, Estonia (Lead Partner)
Tallinn University, Estonia
Humak University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Newman University, UK
Ms Inga Jaagus
Narva College of the University of Tartu
inga.jaagus [ät] ut.ee
+372 740 1922
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