Contemporary Youth Issues

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode PAMAY205
Vaknaam Contemporary Youth Issues
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Contemporary Youth Issues
Leerdoelen After completing this course, student should be able to
1. Outline contemporary youth issues for youth with different backgrounds and opportunities
2. Discuss the impact of the issues covered in the course for the wellbeing of young people
3. Evaluate policies and programs in place to tackle contemporary youth issues
4. Formulate recommendations for a topic within the range of themes discussed in the course
5. Communicate scientific evidence and insight in a format that is accessible to experts from the practical field
Omschrijving This course acquaints students with contemporary topics in youth research and policy making around the world. We focus on key challenges faced by young people, ranging from health to sexuality, migration and minority status, to employment and social exclusion. In a series of lectures, we tackle a range of questions including “Why do we need to talk about this issue?”, “How many young people are affected by it and how does it impact their health and well-being?”, and “What are current policies and practice approaches to tackling this issue?”. Students are expected to be active co-producers of knowledge by conducting own research, presenting results to the group, discussing implications for current practice, and making well-founded suggestions for improvements to a non-academic audience.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(lectures, seminars, independent study and group work)
Toetsvorm werkstuk (individueel)
(research project and systematic review)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. T. Kretschmer
Docent(en) dr. T. Kretschmer
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Pedagogische wetenschappen  (Ma Pedagogische wetenschappen (Youth, Society and Policy)) 1 semester I a VP (Sept.), K (Febr.)