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facilitating learning attitudes

The single attitudes are summarised in different headlines that illustrate what “facilitating learning” means for youth workers attitude-wise. The “cluster headlines” do not name attitudes as such; these can be found through clicking on the lists.

Supporting young people in their learning processes depends on the position youth workers take about learners and learning. + -

Important attitudes connected to that:

  • readiness to trust young people’s capacity to direct their own learning
  • openness towards unexpected learning
  • consideration of failure as a part of learning
  • willingness to address values and norms, challenge perspectives and encourage learning
  • readiness to offer spaces for emotions in all situations, including online environments
  • readiness to apply self-discipline and self-directedness, especially when learning online
Appropriate methods need to be chosen and/or developed to be used in an activity. + -

The corresponding attitudes are:

  • readiness to stay up-to-date with existing methods, sources and tools
  • openness to using different ways and methods to encourage creativity, problem-solving and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking
  • readiness to improvise
Youth workers are willing to reflect about themselves and the way they work. + -

Thus, connected attitudes what is required is the:

  • readiness to self-reflect to understand their own motivations
Youth workers provide accessible spaces for all young people – especially in online-settings. + -

Thus, helpful attitudes are:

  • awareness of any digital divides
  • readiness to explore strategies for more (digital) inclusion

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