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How can I produce a digital video artefact to facilitate greater understanding among youth workers of their own learning-to-learn competence?

Crossan, Shane (2011) How can I produce a digital video artefact to facilitate greater understanding among youth workers of their own learning-to-learn competence? Educational Journal of Living Theories, 4 . pp. 1-24. ISSN 2009-1788

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Abstract

In Ireland, youth work is delivered largely in marginalised communities and through non-formal and informal learning methods. Youth workers operate in small isolated organisations without many of the resources and structures to improve practice that is afforded to larger formal educational establishments. Fundamental to youth work practice is the ability to identify and construct learning experiences for young people in non-traditional learning environments. It is therefore necessary for youth workers to develop a clear understanding of their own learning capacity in order to facilitate learning experiences for young people. In the course of this research, I attempted to use technology to enhance and support the awareness among youth workers of their own learning capacity by creating a digital video artifact that explores the concept – learning-to-learn. This study presents my understanding of the learning-to-learn competence as, I sought to improve my practice as a youth service manager and youth work trainer. This study was conducted using an action research approach. I designed and evaluated the digital media artifact – “Lenny’s Quest” in collaboration with staff and trainer colleagues in the course of two cycles of action research, and my research was critiqued and validated throughout this process.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning-to-learn; Competence; Youth work; Action research; Digital video artefact
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:Dublin City University
Official URL:http://ejolts.net/node/185
Copyright Information:©2011 Crossan
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16887
Deposited On:11 Apr 2012 11:51 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 07 Mar 2013 14:58

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