The aim of this program is to introduce you to the ideas and practices of learning that are relevant to youth development work. The module focuses on the role of youth development workers as educators, or to put it another way, as ‘learning facilitators’. We prefer this term because it indicates that your role will be to help and guide the very powerful internal learning processes in young people, rather than to control them.
The module explores different theories of learning and their influences. It identifies the different ways in which people learn and the factors that inhibit or facilitate learning. It also considers experiential learning as a method that is appropriate to youth development workers, and examines appropriate strategies for face-to face work with young people and adults.
When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Give an overview of important psychological and philosophical principles relevant to ‘education for all’ and youth development work. Describe the characteristics of informal education and apply this knowledge to youth development work. Make use of the techniques of informal and experiential learning in youth development work and enable other people to use it.
Who should take this course
Youth workers in government departments, corporates and NGOs. Young leaders. Student activities coordinators. School and University teachers. Professionals responsible for youth policy formulation and strategy development.
Certificate of Completion
- What is Learning?
- Thinking about learning
- Experiential learning
- How adults learn best
- Self-directed learning
- Education for All
- A positive philosophy of learning
- Developing the whole person
- Lifelong learning
- Guiding principles
- Informal Education
- Types of learning and education
- Agents of informal education
- Implications for youth development work
- What Helps and What Hinders Learning?
- A good learning environment
- Factors that hinder learning
- Learning styles
- What is learning style?
- Learning style models
- Meeting learner needs
- Socio-cultural background and learning
- Facilitating Adult Learning
- Communication and participation
- Designing the program
- Selecting learning strategies
About Course Provider
Matsh is short abbreviation for The Arab Youth Development Center in Arabic. Matsh is youth development enterprise aims to provide developmental services and programs for young people.
The Main objective of Matsh is to professionalize youth work in the Middle East and North Africa region by providing Youth Development and Youth Work capacity building programs for youth workers, Formulating code of ethics and standards for youth work in MENA region and providing developmental and management consultancy for youth development institutions.
How to enroll?
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