The training course on Digital Youth Information is an additional module to the ERYICA beginners course YIntro. It is therefore designed for Youth Information workers who have already successfully completed a YIntro or have gained experience in basic youth information knowledge through practical working and/or other national training.
The course is built on 5 areas and can be delivered in a training of 18 working hours or equivalent time sessions.
Aims of the Digital YIntro:
- to introduce relevant areas, competences and skills within Digital Youth Information;
- to offer a basic course on specific skills and tasks when working with young people in digital environments;
- to enhance a common quality framework within the ERYICA network;
- to promote the ERYICA Webbies Workshop and the booklet on “Safety and Quality in Online Youth Information” and motivate Youth Information Workers to actively use it.
Contents of the course
Area 0: Preparation
- Session 0.1 Preparatory Activity
- Session 0.2 Get to know each other and sharing from pre-course activity
Area 1: Key terms for online information literacy
- Session 1.1 Key terms
- Session 1.2 Understanding information literacy online
Area 2: Quality Issues for Online Youth Information
- Session 2.3 How to search for information online in a professional way
- Session 2.4 How to assess the quality of online youth information
Area 3: Producing Quality Online Youth Information
- Session 3.5 How to create web services
- Session 3.6 How to involve young people in online information services
- Session 3.7 Professional forms of online intervention
- Session 3.8 Analysing your performance
Area 4: Perception of online risks and opportunities
- Session 4.9 Online environments and young people
- Session 4.10 Risks and opportunities of working with young people online
Area 5: Digital Citizenship
- Session 5.11 Young people as actors in online environment
- Session 5.12 Policies for Quality and Safety
- Session 5.13 Evaluation
The Digital YIntro training manual is available in English and French.
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