Does youth work work?

The other day my colleague emailed to say that he was working with a church who were considering employing a youth worker but they had asked a question that had stumped him. ‘Will employing a youth worker make a difference?’ It stumped him because they were asking for hard proof.  Not a series of anecdotes.  Read More …

Youth Work and Social Networking

The National Youth Agency (England) have just published an interim report from a study into Youth Worker’s attitudes to Social Networking. The project blog is here. Not surprisingly only 35% of youth workers felt able to help young people take advantage of the opportunities of Social Networking as opposed to 53% who felt they should Read More …

end of term

Tonight was the last day of term for my Masters in Research classes.  I have a literature review to write and that’s me done for this year.  It seems to have gone very quickly and I’ve done ok (Bs for almost everything).  I’ve got two more modules to do then my research project and dissertation Read More …

new media

I’m about to have a class on using new media to communicate research findings.  Looking forward to it… Oh, and I saw Dr Hilary Jones off of GMTV in Buchanan Street!

recording my research

I’ve decided to use the other blog I’ve had lying around doing nothing for a year to record my research and reflect a bit more on my Masters in Research.  I’ve written a little about it here and will still post things that are relevant to my work but I think keeping a separate blog Read More …

what shoud I research?

If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I’m doing a masters in research.  I’ve come to the point where I need to decide what I’m going to research! Any ideas?  I was thinking something to do with church youth work and technology use.  Would that be helpful?  Does anyone care?  What would be the Read More …