Module 5 – Youth Work in the Digital World

The Digital Youth Work module is designed to enhance your understanding of the dimensions about digital youth work.  Digital Youth Work is not a method or a form to work, it is youth work that uses the possibilities of new technology.  This module encourages you to meet Digital Youth Work as a way to commit every day youth work on the contemporary society where the digitalisation is developing fast. This module consists of three units:

1. What is Digital Youth Work?

2. Focus on Youth Workers

3. Digital Youth Work in Practice

Each unit contains an interactive video along with downloadable resource material you can access on a variety of devices. All videos are subtitled in English. The video is in the region of 20-30 minutes with the interactivity and about five minutes if you watch the original video straight through without the interactivity. Both options are available below. While individual video are informative in its own right, the interactive dimension invites you to engage more deeply with the topic, to ‘watch, read, reflect and act.’

The downloadable resource in pdf format delves deeper again and provides additional information and resources on each unit’s topic. It is entirely up to you how to engage with the material though we suggest that there is an value in engaging with each unit sequentially.

Humak University of Applied Sciences took the lead on this module in collaboration with colleagues in Maynooth University.

Unit 1 – What is Digital Youth Work?

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Unit 2 – Focus on Youth Workers

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Downloadable Resource
Module 5 Unit 2
Original Video Unit 2

Unit 3 – Digital Youth Work in Practice

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Original Video Unit 3

More Sources and Resources

You will find additional Sources and Resources on this and other Youth Work topics here.