Module Details

Module Code: YTWK H8013
Full Title: Youth Work in a Digital Age
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Eric Caffrey
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module provides youth workers with adequate skills in a youth work context for the digital age.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Examine the scope of digital youth work in different projects and regions, gaining knowledge of policy nationally and internationally.
MLO2 Analyse the nature and purpose of digital youth work to aid in storytelling, capturing community history and experiences.
MLO3 Appraise digital safety, digital citizenship and how online activity can be used in youth work settings to create, campaign and to counsel.
MLO4 Evaluate methods suitable for youth work settings for young people to explore social change, arts and creativity.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Youth work and digital youth work.
Outreach using digital means, how digital activity can be used in youth work settings to create, campaign and counsel.
Impact of Digital Youth Work
Impact of social media, screen time on young people. Alternative activities.
Digital Safety, Cyber Bullying and Digital Identity.
Developing a good working knowledge of digital issues, access to digital platforms, age appropriate youth work through digital means.
Embracing digital tools and methods.
How to demonstrate that the digital age is intrinsically linked with youth work delivery into the future.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Portfolio % of Total Mark 100
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Portfolio of work to reflect creative project, and written piece to demonstrate a good understanding of underlying legislation and policy.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Boyd, D.. (2014), IT's complicated the social lives of networked teens., Yale University Press, USA, [ISBN: 0300166311].
  • National Youth Council of Ireland. (2017), Screenagers Report, National Youth Council of Ireland, Dublin.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Poore, M.. (2016), Using social media in the classroom, Sage, London, [ISBN: 9781473912779].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources