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Creating Spaces for Collaboration in Youth and Community Work
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The purpose of this seminar is to progress a conversation and foster collaborations for universities and practice agencies in creating meaningful spaces for practice-based learning. It is recognised that the landscape for youth and community work has changed considerably since the turn of the millennium; and there are a far greater range of agencies delivering youth and community work.
Given how broad youth and community work has become, and the diversity of agencies that are engaged in practice, this seminar will explore the challenges faced by all of us as we seek to support, learn and grow in the profession.
This seminar will enable a day of discussion, debate and reflection on the key challenges faced by both practice agencies and universities, with the goal of identifying concrete actions that will inform future practice.
It will explore what we are learning, and what more we can learn, about the contemporary contexts in which youth and community work is most effective in supporting young people’s personal, social and educational development.
The seminar will ask how we, as educators and practitioners, can contribute more collaboratively to spaces that promote equality of opportunity and fairness in responding to the young people and communities with whom we work with the aim of securing high quality learning partnerships for the future.
This event will include representation from practice agencies in the voluntary, statutory and third sectors across the region with students in youth and community work and academic colleagues.