Youth Work Methodologist badge demonstrates the ability to use different methods which foster personal and social development as well as the inclusion of young people from different backgrounds.
Understanding the “basics” of youth work (definitions, scope, objectives, actors, history)
Knowing development-appropriate methods based on an understanding of youth dynamics and sub-culture (e.g. youth cultural activities, outreach youth work, community work, gender specific work, adventure education, group work etc.)
Being able to support and work effectively with youths from different backgrounds
Being able to build a framework for youth work (identifying key issues, priority areas and themes)
Being able to support the implementation of activities that promote the best interests of youths
Being able to apply a professional Code of Conduct, Ethics and Values
Being able to apply participation methods to reach the target group
Showing equal respect and tolerance towards all young people
Participants have to successfully accomplish the following tasks before the BADU Open Badge will be issued.
Having successfully completed an entire learning activity (training course, seminar, online course, workshop etc.), a voluntary programme/internship
Assessment session with the trainer/mentor
Conducted one workshop on the topic of the activity with youth within 2 months after the activity
Conducted critical incident analysis
Problem Solving and simulation games on the specific topic of the activity