achieving learning in its diverse forms
All young people indicated that the youth development charity had helped them to learn in some way. The feedback forms showed that the young people believed that they had enjoyed the programmes, they had learned, and this was due to their experience and the actions of the staff delivering the programmes. The qualitative data and feedback forms provided evidence to show that young people learn and grow as a direct result of non-formal learning. This stands in contrast to the pre- and post-intervention self-assessments that were trialled in order to move towards evidence based practice.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Brathay Trust UK
Organisational/formal/informal learning; Brathay Trust UK is a youth development charity, which has been working with young people for over 65 years. Brathay works in both community and residential settings.
programmes may last between 2 days and 3 years
approximately 5000 people a year
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Brathay embarked on a one year pilot project of using the Catalyst Outcomes Framework. The methodology involved as many of the 5000 young participants as possible in self-assessing their abilities. Rather than using a psychometric test, the study authors used self-assessment as they wanted the process to be useful, rather than intimidating, for the young people and because they wanted the assessment to be flexible to the outcomes of each programme. What this meant was that practitioners and young people would select five or six outcomes from the Catalyst Outcome Framework for their programme. They would discuss the outcomes and then the young people would assess themselves against each of the outcomes on a six point Likert scale.
communication, manage feelings, resilience and determination, creativity, relationships and leadership, planning and problem solving, confidence and agency
listen, self-expression, presentation skills, reflection, self-aware, emotional wellbeing, self-discipline, self-manage, self-motivated, focus, aspirations, persistent, purpose, independent/autonomous, overcome challenges, imagine alternatives, open to new ideas, enterprising, innovative, empathy, interpret others behaviour, manage conflict, establish positive relationships, motivate others, negotiate, trust, secure attachment, manage resources, organisational skills, set and achieve goals, decision making, researching, analysing, critical thinking, evaluating risks, reliability, self-reliance, self-esteem, self-efficacy, confidence, locus of control, empowerment, critical consciousness, positive identity
six point Likert scale
Stuart, K., & Maynard, L. (2015). Non-formal youth development and its impact on young people’s lives: Case study – Brathay Trust, UK. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 7(1), 231-262. Retrieved from http://journals.padovauniversitypress.it/ijse/content/non-formal-youth-development-and-its-impact-young-people%E2%80%99s-lives-case-study-%E2%80%93-brathay-trust