YOUTHWRK 152G Understanding New Zealand Youth

YOUTHWRK 152G ❘ BE, EMHSS, LC ❘ Semester Two 2024 ❘ City Campus | 15 points


Examines the concept of 'youth' and the historical, economic and political contexts in which young people live and are schooled in New Zealand society. The concept of youth is explored as a fundamental aspect of human development, identity and culture. The ways that we learn about what it is to be a young person in New Zealand today, including sport, body image, media, music, technology and social networking will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how the social environment shapes a young person's development. 
  2. Describe the challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand's youth population. 
  3. Critically evaluate the public portrayal of young people in New Zealand. 
  4. Describe strategies to promote the positive development of young New Zealanders.

Student Feedback

'I really enjoyed this course. Having guest lectures who worked in different areas of youth development opened up a whole new world of career possibilities for me and helped me to understand and elate the content.'

'Having guest lecturers was a really awesome opportunity to hear the experiences and ideas from people who are actively working in the field, and that really inspired me to want to do more in this field of work and study.'

'Loved the approachability of the tutors and the scaffolded assignment. It made the course less stressful in terms of assignments and grades which allowed me to focus on the learning the course content rather than worry about the content I needed for the assignment.'

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