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This course will introduce students to classical social theory through an understanding of the work of writers such as Auguste Comte, Max Weber, Karl Marx and George H. Mead.

The overarching goal of this course is to produce professionals who have a sound knowledge and appreciation for research, who value the role of research in their work environments, the role that the researcher plays in the research process and who will be able to exercise good judgment and decision-making in designing and planning research projects.

Introduction to Psychology: Social, Developmental and Abnormal is a foundational course which seeks to develop in learners knowledge and life skills that can be applied to a variety of situations in their personal and professional life.

This course presents students with a broad and integrative overview of human development across the lifespan, also referred to as developmental psychology. The course will address the physical, cognitive, emotional and social areas of human development as they occur for each life stage (infancy, to childhood, adolescence, young, middle and late adulthood), utilizing major theories and research findings in developmental psychology.

This is the introductory course for the Youth Development Programme.

Sociology of Youth is vital to this undergraduate programme in Youth Development Work as it introduces learners to the conceptual and contemporary social issues that affect youth in your country.

This course is the second of the core YDW courses. It will support students in building competence in reflective practice by helping them to understand the youth sector. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding and working with youth-led organizations and assisting with the personal development of youth leaders.

The course is focussed on laying the foundation for understanding the construction of youth identity and culture in the Caribbean. The course will also provide the foundational knowledge required for understanding the position of young people in society and their role in developing the communities and the societies in which they live.

The course builds on the rights-based approach to youth development through a focus on the tools which can be applied to protecting and supporting the right of youth to participate in decision-making at all levels of society in matters which affect their lives.

This course will help learners to develop specific managerial knowledge and skills in order to display leadership in the implementation of youth projects and programmes and in youth organizations.

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This course will engage learners in a study of the significance of a sustainable livelihoods approach to development in issues of socio-economic development for youth. It will explore issues related to building social and human capital for youth and discuss specific strategies for increasing youth employability, employment and entrepreneurship.

he course will introduce learners to the main tenets of sustainable development and the relationship with principles of sustainable environmental management.

This course will introduce learners to skills which support collaborative practice as an essential part of Youth Development Work. Learners will be introduced to the concepts of partnership and professional networking and will explore the actors involved at international, regional, national and local levels.

This course is designed to facilitate the development of knowledge, core competencies and skills in the relevant concepts of community and working with young people within their communities and in institutional settings. The knowledge and competencies acquired will be utilized to develop a project, thus applying their learning to real world settings.

This course will introduce learners to the role, purpose and principles of advocacy in youth development. Learners will understand how to conduct analyses of policies and legislation which address (or do not address) youth issues, and to develop an advocacy agenda around gaps and weaknesses in existing frameworks, paying attention to the principles of equality, equity and human rights.

Youth Advocacy: ICTs in Youth Work forms an important component of the youth development programme by providing the youth development practitioner with pertinent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills needed to effectively advocate for youth.

This course is designed to introduce the basic interventions and skills necessary for youth work practitioners to effectively support youth, including those with special needs, through grief and traumatic experiences.

This course will introduce learners to the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. Learners will also be introduced to the principles and methods of conflict resolution and mediation in order to enable them to support an agenda for peace

This course will assist students in building the requisite skills in strategic planning and programme management in the youth development sector. Students will be introduced to the stages of the planning, programme and project cycles and will learn how to conduct activities in each. Special attention will be paid to research and project identification, programme formulation, implementation and monitoring with a focus on the results-based management (RBM) approach. Learners will be required to write specialized project documents which demonstrate their understanding of tools for effective project and programme management and following up projects using feedback and evaluation findings to ensure improved quality and sustainability of the project. They will also conduct an evaluation of a youth-serving project or programme, as a group exercise.

Course Master Template for Youth Development Programme

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

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Open Resources- First thoughts!
by Jennifer Lavia - Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 6:25 PM

My exposure to Open Educational Resources is relatively new. Nonetheless it is one of those things in life that just makes good sense. As an educator committed to advocating for socially just educational practices and experiences for learners and teachers it just makes good sense to allow  the mass of learners and teachers to engage in ways that may be edifying for both groups. In this sense education provides the basis and opportunity for interrupting the notion that knowledge can be accessed only by those who have the means to do so. What an exciting journey we are about to embarked upon!