DESCRIPTION OF THE LEARNING UNIT
This Learning Unit aims at providing young people and volunteers an overview of the different meaning of community, different aspects that contribute to build a community. Learners will explore this concept starting from their own context, analysing a local community and learn how to break it down and re-build it in order to acquire awareness of the different aspects that contribute to its creation and development.
- Community as a concept
- Different types of communities
- Analysis of a community
- Exercise: ladder of participation
- basic key concept of community
- self-awareness about control and borders
- skill set to analyse a community
- practical exercise for community analysis and youth participation
How to follow this learning unit?
- Read the learning materials of this topic by clicking open the title banners
- Try the exercises proposed in the unit and widen your knowledge by checking the background reading materials
Background reading materials (optional):
- Blyth, D. & Roehlkepartain E. (1993). Healthy community, healthy youth: How communities contribute to positive youth development. Search Institute: Minneapolis, Minn.
- Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development (1992). A matter of time: Risks and opportunity in the non-school hours, Carnegie Corporation of New York: New York.
- Pittman, K. & Wright, M. (1991). A rationale for enhancing the role of non-school voluntary sector in youth development. Unpublished manuscript prepared for the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, D.C. ED364804
To Community Analysis -presentation (preview below, NB: please use the presentation to be able to follow the links in the file )