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1 GLOBAL YOUTH WORK: PROVOKING CONSCIOUSNESS AND TAKING ACTION MOMODOU SALLAH
2 objective To highlight different terminologies and focus on process To share Global Youth Work Conceptual modelsTo share defining characteristics of Global Youth WorkTo provoke a reflection on the effectiveness of our practice in building a more humane world
3 What is it call? Global Youth Work Global Education Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDG) (Wales)Global CitizenshipInternational Humanitarian EducationGlobal LearningInternational Youth WorkDevelopment Education in Youth Work and Global Justice in Youth work (Ireland)Sallah (2009); Cotton (2009); Dare to Stretch (2009) (North-South Centre 2010)
4 Definition“Global Education is education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the globalised world and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and Human Rights for all.”The Maastricht Global Education Declaration (2002:2)
5 What is GYW?Is concerned with how the concept and process of globalisation impacts on young people’s realitiesIs based on the principles of informal educationPromotes consciousness and actionChallenges oppression and promotes social justiceLocated in young people’s realitiesDEA (2004) Global Youth Work Practice Training and Resource ManualBourn, D. & McCollum, A. (eds) (1995) A World of Difference: making global connections in youth work. DEA: LondonSallah, M. & Cooper, S. (eds.) (2008) Global Youth Work: Taking it Personally. Leicester: National Youth Agency.
8 Dimensions of the Global Education Concept (North-South Centre 2010)
9 Making PLiNGsa) an analysis of events and developments happening at micro level in the nearest realityb) selection of specific themes related to those eventsc) recognition of connections with the macro world and the emerging dialogue between them (North-South Centre 2010:21)
10 Sallah, M. (2014) Global Youth Work: Provoking Consciousness and Taking Action. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
13 Why does GYW Work? Informal and experiential learning New learning – stretching the imaginationGeneration of curiosity “View the world in someone else’s eyes”Young people as co-producers of knowledgeSymbiosis of consciousness and actionSallah, M. (2013) Evaluation of the Global Youth Work in Action project ( ). London: Ycare International
14 ConclusionGYW can be a catalyst to provoke consciousness and bring about changeIs it a plaster on a broken bone or an anaesthetic?Is it from the “Missionary Position” or critical consciousness?Global Youth Work is not only “out there” but “in here” too.