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Recognition of Youth Work and Youthpass

Recognition of Youth Work and Youthpass



Nuorisotyön tunnustaminen on Euroopan laajuinen prosessi. Rita Bergstain Saksan SALTO Training & Cooperation -resurssikeskuksesta kertoi, millaisia eurooppalaisia prosesseja on meneillään ...

Nuorisotyön tunnustaminen on Euroopan laajuinen prosessi. Rita Bergstain Saksan SALTO Training & Cooperation -resurssikeskuksesta kertoi, millaisia eurooppalaisia prosesseja on meneillään nuorisotyön tunnustamiseksi ja kuinka nuoret voivat hyötyä osallistumisestaan eri aktiviteetteihin. Voiko nuorisotyön kautta opituilla asioilla esim. korvata kursseja tai saada lisäpisteitä kouluun pääsemiseen? Samalla kerrotaan Youthpass-työkalusta, jonka avulla Youth in Action -ohjelman hankkeissa opitut asiat voidaan tehdä näkyviksi ja esitellä esim. työnhaussa.



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    • Recognition ofnon-formal andinformal learningin the youth fieldYOUTH 2013January 2013, Jyväskylä/FI
    • YOUTH 2013 – Jyväskylä, Jan 2013Highlights of recent European developments in the field of recognition of youth work and non-formal learning / education – Youthpass – The 4 dimensions of recognition – Political context – Pathways paper and its implementation
    • YouthpassTool for participants of projects funded by the Youth in Action (YiA)Programme: young people and youth workers.3 roles of Youthpass:•Youthpass certificate•Youthpass process•Strategy for recognition of youth work and non-formallearning/education in the youth fieldMultilingual tool implemented with the support network of YiA NationalAgencies and other experts.
    • Youthpass certificate Page 1: •Information about the project and type of activity within YiA •Logo of the organisation, signature of a legal representative •Possibility to verify authenticity Page 2: •Project description •Signature of the representative of the project Page 3 and ff: •Information about the individual contribution to the project •Description of learning outcomes
    • Description of learning outcomes Self-assessment and the dialogue process Description of learning results, based on the EU key competences Signature of the learner, also dialogue partner if applicable References Further information on YiA and the key competences
    • The EU key competences for lifelong learningRecommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on key competences for lifelonglearning (December 2006)Competences: combination of skills, knowledge and attitudes1.Communication in the mother tongue2.Communication in foreign languages3.Mathematical competence, basic competences science / technology4.Digital competence5.Learning to learn6.Social and civic competences7.Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship8.Cultural awareness and expressionIn the certificate also: „Other specific competences“
    • Youthpass process RRe foo ema f r ma uun rthh innoo nee t ee pp i xxp pee een n cct tee dd
    • Some ways of describing learning outcomes• Linking the description to the learning objectives set at the beginning of the project – Objectives as a reference point – Important to stay aware of possible changes during the project• Situations as a starting point – Practical examples as well as proof of how new insights and skills were used. – Allows to link learning to taking on a new role, performing a new task, giving shape to an idea, etc.• The story of the process – A learning story, e.g. “When I filled in the application form for the course….”, or “when arriving in Tallinn on the first day of my project …”
    • Strategic aims of Youthpass•support to reflection upon the personal (non-formal) learningprocess•social recognition of youth work•employability of young people and youth workers•active participation of young people in society
    • Some challenges...... for recognition tools in youth work ation flex inform Diversity ibil Fear of of ity learning (over)- n ing contexts rai formali- Diversity t Fear of sation of „reducing“ Diversity learning youth work of results to non- learners formal Additional use learning workload frie r- for rt t othe ndlin organi- ppo Su s too ess sations r l of use
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementationFour dimensions of recognition: • Political recognition • Formal recognition • Social recognition • Individual recognitionPolitical recognition means the recognition of non-formal education in legislationand/or the inclusion of non-formal learning/education in political strategies, andthe involvement of non-formal learning providers in these strategies. Self recognition means the assessment by the individual of learning outcomes andthe ability to use these learning outcomes in other fields.
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementationSocial recognition means that social players acknowledge the value ofcompetences acquired in non-formal settings and the work done within theseactivities, including the value of the organizations providing this work.Formal recognition means the ‘validation’ of learning outcomes and the‘certification’ of a learning process and/or these outcomes by issuing certificates ordiplomas which formally recognise the achievements of an individual
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementation„Working Paper the EU-CoE youth partnership, SALTO Training and Cooperation ResourceCentre, European Youth Forum and Youth Directorates in EC and CoE (2011)Purpose:•Update and re-focus the strategy as outlined in the first paper (2004)•Give the strategy for a better recognition of non-formal learning in youthactivities and of youth work a new impetusContent:•Characteristics and impact of non-formal learning•Stocktaking – the state of affairs at European and national level•10 elements for a renewed strategy
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementation10 elements for a renewed strategy1) Develop a common understanding and a joint strategy in the youth field and improve co-operation and communication2) Make the role of youth organisations visible3) Assure quality and training in non-formal education/learning4) Increase knowledge about non-formal education/learning in youth work5) Develop existing tools further and make them accessible and transferable
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementation6) Reinforce the political process at European level7) Link youth to the lifelong learning strategy and vice versa8) Involve stakeholders of the employment sector9) Associate the social sector10) Cooperate with other policy fields and with stakeholders of civil society
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementationSTATEMENT & PLAN OF ACTION by participantsChallenges:•making the concept of youth work & non-formal learning/education betterunderstood•keeping all dimensions of recognition in balance•risking formalisation of non-formal learning/education•assuring quality in youth work and in non-formal learning/education•maintaining and cultivating diversity•building knowledge•being dependent from different other sectors•creating partnerships
    • Pathways paper 2.0 and its implementation policies at European, STATEMENT & PLAN OF ACTION by participants national, regional and local level Actions: • Sustaining a political process • Launching a promotional campaign in youth work & non-formal • Fostering cooperation and partnerships education/learning • Gathering, creating and providing knowledge • Assuring quality • Developing and using tools for recognition • Providing resources and support in lifelong and lifewide learningin research and the knowledge area in partnership with other actors
    • Political context – Council of Europe• First reference to recognition: April 1998 (Ministerial conference)• Symposium on non formal learning (2000)• Final Declaration of the Youth Ministers meeting (2002)• Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on promotion and recognition of NFE/L (2003)• European Portfolio for youth workers and youth leaders (2006)• Key priority 2006-2008• Agenda 2020
    • Political context – European Union• White Paper ‘A New Impetus for European Youth’ (2001)• European Youth Pact (Lisbon Strategy, 2005)• Council Resolution on the recognition of the value of non formal and informal learning (2006)• 8 Key Competences for lifelong learning (2006)• EU Strategy for Youth-Investing and Empowering (2009)• Council Resolution on Youth Work (2010)• EU 2020 Strategy• Council Recommendation on the promotion and validation of non formal and informal learning (2012)
    • Political context – European Union• COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (26.11.2012) “To ensure that by 2015 national systems for the validation of non-formal and informal learning have been established providing the opportunity to all citizens to have their knowledge, skills and competences validated, irrespective of the contexts where the learning took place.” “…four aspects of validation: the identification of learning outcomes, their documentation, their assessment against agreed standards and finally their certification…”
    • Youth in Action programme/SALTO T&C RC• Youth in Action Programme of the EU (2007-2013)• Youthpass in YiA since 2007• The renewed European Training Strategy of the YiA programme (2011-2013)• Youthpass for youth workers (2011-2013)• Set of competences for trainers at European level (2011 – 2013)
    • Other related actions and processes•Quality Assurance and quality charter (European Youth Forum)•European Youth Work Convention 2010 in Ghent•Symposia on Recognition of youth work and non-formal learning•Expert Group on Recognition in the youth field•Europass – further developments
    • Definition of youth work…Youth work takes place in the extra curricular area, as well as through specificleisure time activities, and is based on non-formal and informal learning processesand on voluntary participation.These activities and processes are self-managed, co-managed or managed undereducational or pedagogical guidance by either professional or voluntary youthworkers and youth leaders…Council Resolution on youth workhttp://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/educ/117874.pdf
    • Definition of non-formal learningNon-formal learning, understood as learning outside institutional contexts (out-of-school) is the key activity, but also the key competence of youth work. Non-formallearning process/education in youth work is often structured, based on learningobjectives, learning time and specific learning support and it is intentional by thelearner. It typically does not lead to certification, but in an increasing number ofcases, certificates are delivered, leading to a better recognition of the individuallearning outcome.
    • Definition of informal learningYouth work activities also provide many informal learning opportunities, as youngpeople learn while simply being active, being a volunteer or just being with theirpeers. They learn informally in daily life and leisure time just as they learninformally in school, at work and in family life, just learning by doing; it is typicallynot structured and not intentional and does not lead to certification.Pathways paper 2.0
    • Quality of YP: support to the educational processYouthpass Unfolded. Supportive websitePractical tips andhands-on methodsfor making the mostof the YouthpassprocessYouthpass in theEVS training cycle(now printed) YP Guide: Translations into HR and SI completed
    • Quality of YP: support to recognitionHandbook: Youthpass and recognitionUnlocking Doors to Recognition essays •Recognition of non-formal learning in Europe. Challenges and opportunities •Youthpass and Human Resource Development. The missing link towards employability •Recognition needs zero stage. Convincing ourselves •The Youthpass process and Learning to Learn. Some ideas for practitioners. Further essays in 2013
    • YP information: tools• The YP website, incl YP Guide• Youthpass video part 1 and 2• Youthpass and recognition newsletter – So far 4 issues, 2175 recipients• Simple leaflets „Youthpass up to date“• Promotion of publications of others, e.g. • Further priorities by SALTO: „Youthpass for absolute beginners“ (NA NO) – Examples and argumentation for the impact it has made• Articles, e.g. in Coyote Nr 18 and – Simple, „easy-to-read“ publication of the learning mobility platform information about the YP tool (Youthpass as support for self-directed and and process transformative learning) – Sharing of good practices• Twitter/Facebook/SALTO web
    • Thank you for your attention!ContactKristiina Pernits via kristiina@salto-youth.netorRita Bergstein via rita@salto-youth.net 29