• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this unit standard (US). US 22256 Explain the principles and underlying philosophy of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (version 3) is part of the National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership) (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth workers and youth organisations to access and use. You will need to be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment and gain credit for this unit standard.

    Begin by looking around the course page to become familiar with its layout and see what resources are available. Work through each topic with your employer, follow the links and complete the learning activities. They are designed to support your learning and prepare you for the assessment tasks.

    • About this unit standard

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      Throughout this unit, you'll get to know two youth leaders, Kendale and Jenna. They will provide examples of how they have applied their learning to their own youth work practice.

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    • Working effectively with youth

      Three young peopleWe can all contribute to the positive development of young people by creating opportunities for them to influence, inform, shape, design and contribute.

      Learning by doing and being involved in decision-making is part of young people's contribution to changes in society. Opportunities to be involved in real issues alongside adults lets young people know that they, their skills and their ideas are valued.

      Involving young people also helps us to make sure our policies, services and programmes meet their needs. Adults as well as young people can gain new skills and experience through youth participation.

    • Principles and youth work

      Youth development is about young people growing up and developing the skills and attitudes they need, both now and in the future.

      A principle is a basic law, belief or rule that should be followed. The principles of youth work outline what the youth development approach is all about. They can be used as a checklist and a tool for developing youth policies and programmes and in working alongside young people.

    • Underlying philosopy of the YDSA

      A philosophy is a group of ideas that shows how we think about people and the world. They reflect what we believe is important and show how we think about youth work.

    • Assessment

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      Congratulations on completing the learning for this unit standard! Check your understanding of the content by responding to the following statements.

      I can:

      • explain what the YDSA is and how it relates to youth work.

      • describe each of the six principles of the YDSA.

      • describe the aims and goals of the YDSA.

      • explain how I use the six principles of the YDSA to guide my own youth work practice.

      • describe the five underlying philosophies of the YDSA and how they relate to the six principles.

      If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for US 22256 Explain the principles and underlying philosophy of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.

      You can download the assessment from the Careerforce shop http://shop.careerforce.org.nz/

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