Building Character through Youth Social Action (FutureLearn)

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This course is for anyone with an interest in youth work and working with young people.
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Building Character through Youth Social Action (FutureLearn)
Learn about the history of social action, and how youth social action can help build character in young people. Youth social action – activities young people do to help others and the environment – is becoming increasingly recognised as a way to improve communities and develop young people’s characters. Educational institutions, businesses, voluntary organisations and governments are investing in social action to provide opportunities to young people of all backgrounds.

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On this course you will explore the historical and theoretical roots of youth social action, and learn how social action can be a journey for young people, helping them build their character and confidence.


What topics will you cover?


Week 1: What is character? What is youth social action?

- An introduction to youth social action

- An introduction to character

- Character and youth social action

- Youth social action and social mobility

- Reflection and review

Week 2: A young person’s social action journey

- A school’s perspective

- A young person’s perspective

- A youth social action provider’s perspective

- A college’s perspective

- A university’s perspective

- An employer’s perspective


What will you achieve?

- Learn what character and youth social action are and why they matter

- Explore the link between character and youth social action through a range of disciplines

- Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement key approaches to developing character in young people through youth social action

- Identify how character virtues are built through youth social action and what the double benefit is

- Reflect on what makes a quality youth social action experience



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This course is for anyone with an interest in youth work and working with young people.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.