10 cp Prerequisites Nil Teaching Organisation Students will use a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars to complete the major objectives of the unit. Duration: 3 hours per week.
Youth Work is a practice that has arisen in response to the tensions between powerful structures and discourses in society, and the individuals right to self-determination and inclusion. As a foundational subject, this unit will provide a historical context to the development of youth work, in particular the development of the concept of youth. Students will gain an understanding of the histories that influence our thinking about young people and their issues today, and will investigate the major socio-historical forces and institutions impacting on their lives. Insight will be provided into the lived experiences of young people, particularly in the Australian context, across diverse groups and various historical periods. This unit will assist students to develop a critical capacity for historical and sociological enquiry.