Working with Children OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Working with Children by The Open University

Published Feb 15, 2009

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What does working with young people--as mentor, advocate, ally or supervisor--really entail? 'Working With Children/Young People (Roles and Responsibilities),' a free course offered by The Open University, analyzes the various roles of adults and organizations interacting with young people and the issues that often arise. This OpenCourseWare would be useful to undergraduate students of education and typically can be completed in 12 hours.

Working With Children/Young People (Roles and Responsibilities): Course Specifics

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Working With Children/Young People (Roles and Responsibilities): Course Description

In this free course, students learn to analyze the specific parts people play in advising or guiding children and what these roles actually mean. This OpenCourseWare describes the types of relationships that are formed and the issues that arise for mentors, advocates, allies, supervisors and others who work with kids. Each role is broken down into individual actions, specific characters and philosophies. In analyzing the various roles, Working With Children/Young People reveals the values that adults carry into their relationships with young people. An overall look at the part played by organizations and projects related to children is also studied in this course.

Study materials are available free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the roles and responsibilities course page.

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