10 cp Prerequisites YSED100 History of Young People, and YSED205 Ethical Principles and Practice of Youth Work Incompatible SOCG104 Introduction to Social Issues and Policy or SOCG236 Social Issues and Policy Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent of library literature searches and lectures, workshops and seminars.
This unit will help students to develop a critical and practical appreciation of how policy is made. They will gain basic analytic, research and policy development skills and a capacity to intervene in policy debates and processes impinging on young people. The unit will also assist students to develop the skills to engage young people in policy processes which are of significance to them. Students will learn how research informs program delivery and policy development, and will explore some of the key policy institutions and policy frameworks which impact on their lives.