Youth work students and lecturers discuss YOWOMO2.0 at Saxion University of Applied Sciences/The Netherlands

What do social work students and lecturers think about the results of the YOWOMO2.0 partnership? This was explored during a presentation and discussion of the competences for youth work in the age of smartphones and social media during a special workshop for Bildschirmfoto 2015-10-19 um 11.29.14students and lecturers of the Minor module “Child and Youth Welfare”. The workshop was led by Lutz Siemer – affiliated with both HeurekaNet – Freies Institut für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation e.V.  and Saxion’s research group Technology, Health & Care -, and took place at Saxion University of Applied Sciences on 14th of October 2015. Both the the future youth workers as well as their teacher became aware of the challenges youth work is facing due to technological development – in this case the ubiquitous presence of digital devices and social media in the life of young people. The YOWOMO2.0 ideas induced a lively discussion that will be further explored and may lead to adjustments in the Saxion Social Work curriculum.

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