10 cp Prerequisites YSED202 Practicum 2: Youth Work Placement Teaching Organisation A variety of formats will be used throughout the course of the placement including workshops, seminars, incursions and excursions conducted in the 36 hours of classes during semester. Students are also required to undertake 40 days of placement experience in a supervised, field-based youth work organisation.
This unit will provide students with an opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills developed in the University to the agency context. Key youth work models, such as youth participation youth work agencies, working with at-risk young people, and advocacy for young people in transition, will be explored with reflection on the Practicum 2 placement, and in preparation for the final placement. Students will be expected to work with the youth work agency to identify a project of value to the agency and with beneficial learning and skill development opportunities for the student. Students will be challenged to consider their own values and beliefs through purposeful, reasoned and goal-directed critical thinking and in consultation with field educators, to apply adult learning principles and experiential learning techniques to develop self-directed learning and autonomous work practices. Individualised field education plans will be negotiated between the student, agency and University.