Title

Digital technologies and youth work: Opportunities and challenges for models and theory

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Youth Work in a Digital Society

Publisher

IGI Global

School

School of Arts and Humanities / Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change

RAS ID

32367

Comments

Cooper, T., Brooker, M. R., Tierney, H., & Sutcliffe, J. (2020). Digital technologies and youth work: Opportunities and challenges for models and theory. In Z. Zaremohzzabieh, S. Ahrari, S. E. Krauss, A. Abu Samah & S. Z. Omar (Eds.), Youth Work in a Digital Society (pp. 1-20). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2956-0.ch001

Abstract

Within this chapter the authors explore the implications of ‘digital disruption' for key youth work concepts like friendship, relationship, trust, and community and how changing everyday understandings of these concepts can be, or should be, adopted into youth work theorisation and praxis. Secondly, the authors discuss Freirean critical dialogue and the development of critical consciousness, and how this is challenged by the targeted disinformation found in social media. We argue that micro-targeted disinformation has profound implications for the practice of critical pedagogy. Finally, the authors provide an overview of the opportunities presented by digital technologies, particularly when integrated with existing methods, and some examples of successful practice.

DOI

10.4018/978-1-7998-2956-0.ch001

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces

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