Practice in Youth Work I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Noorsootöö praktika I
Course title in English
Practice in Youth Work I
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
spring 1
Assessment form
lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
Ilona-Evelyn Rannala (eesti keel, inglise keel)
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course shapes and supports the student's skills in:
• supervising other youth workers and/or students;
• planning and analysing work processes and results together;
• collecting, transmitting and analysing information;
• giving feedback and speaking in public.
Students will be allowed to participate in management processes and cooperation (including networks) and to practise public speaking, including showcasing youth work and its values. Links will be established between social theories, youth work theories and placement. Students will practise self-reflection skills and give meaning to the need for self-development.
Brief description of the course
During professional placement, other youth workers or students will be supervised, important information related to the practical base, including theoretical materials, will be analysed;
ongoing work processes and results will be analysed and feedback will be given;
public speaking. Students will practise self-reflection throughout the course and will support other youth workers or students in their professional development and self-reflection. Students will take part in the management processes of an institution or organisation and participate in cooperation meetings and networking activities. A challenge/task will be planned for Practice in Youth Work II, taking into consideration their professional interests, recommendations and needs of the placement organisation and the initial assignment given as part of the course.
Independent work
A portfolio which consists of the following subsections: a journal on placement and self-reflection, a challenge/task created along with background analysis, one-off assignments and the supervisor's assessment. Presentation.
Learning outcomes in the course
A student who has successfully completed the course:
• is able to supervise youth workers or students in their work, provide feedback, support their professional development;
• is able to collect, analyse and present important information;
• understands and describes the supervising and work processes in youth work and is able to plan changes and developments;
• links social and educational theories with youth work theories and placement;
• knows their professional resources and understands the need for self-development.
Assessment methods
pass/fail assessment
Ilona-Evelyn Rannala, PhD
Study literature
Harro-Loit, H; Ingerpüü-Rummel, E; Lõhmus, E; Kukk, I. (2013). Õpetaja tagasiside ja väärtuskommunikatsioon. Õpiobjekt. URL:

Valk, A (2001). Juhtimise alused. Sisekaitseakadeemia kirjastus.

Wood, J.; Westwood, S.; Thompson, G. (2015). Youth Work: preparation for practice. Routledge (peatükk 11)
Replacement literature
Praktikat ei ole võimalik asenduskirjandusega läbida. / The course cannot be passed by replacement literarture.