Informal Learning in Youth Work
- Janet R Batsleer - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Provides case studies that illustrate the application of theory to 'real-life' practice
- Emphasizes critical reflection and includes reflective questions
- Offers an easily accessible style, with key terms and tips for further reading
- Presents a four-part structure guiding the reader through different stages of conversations and relationships in informal education
Informal Learning in Youth Work provides a unique combination of theoretical analysis and practice tips. Satisfying training and course requirements in the area, it will be essential reading for all students on youth and community work courses, as well as those in allied fields such as education and social work. It is also a valuable reference for practitioners working with young people on a daily basis.
Provides a sound concept of informal learning within the context of youth work. This contributes to the debate of how informal learning can contribute to intercultural education.
The text promotes an understanding of the nature and impact of youth work. This process during the undergraduate learning initiates an understanding of self in relation to the role and scope of youth work for the individual. Informal learning is established within a range of context in youth work that supports the developmental thinking in terms of role for the future practitioner.
Relationships, democracy and participation remain key themes in the text and the connection between them is key to understanding roles, dynamic and versatility of youth work as a determinate of professional practice.
A useful text that is broken in to key sections and chapters that allow the reader to 'dip in' to their chosen interest area in any particular order. Offers an interesting insight in to the concept of informal learning and its relation with youth work. The key terms and further reading at the end of each chapter are useful in clarifying terms and seeking related knowledge.
A very informative and up to date text from a renowned writer in the field.
The exploration of informal education and development of youth and community work is essential for students on professional qualifying courses. This text explores key, critical debates for youth and community practitioners, including, fundamentally in whose agenda are we working.
This book traces the importance and often turbulent development of relationships with young people and the practice and skills of informal education in enabling young people to explore their lives and the world around them.
The book is easy to read and structured to encourage reflection and further debate through discussion points and case studies. Learning is further supported throughout the book by the review of key terms and links to additional reading provided at the end of each chapter.
Both myself and students loved this book. It is highly influential in adopting key beliefs in the benifeits in embedding informal learning into youth work practice. Students found the text easy to use and provided a comprehensive insight into informal learning in a youth work context.
A recommended text that will assist our students complete their study.
This text will help devolop the students knowledge and skills and provide them with a thorough understanding of informal learning in youth work.
Very good, highlights the key issues shaping delivery within the sector. Invaluable to students and researchers of informal education
Excellent book, very useful for Community and Youth Work FdSc.
Very good book explaining the relevance of informal education and learning. Key text for all thinking of entering youth work or already active in the field. Relevant and thought provoking.