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Development Education and Games in Youth Work

October 7, 2020 - December 2, 2020


This CPD series will review the use and application of games as experiential learning in development education. Youth workers will learn about games in youth culture and be equipped with games design skills.

This CPD course consists of five two-hour online workshops over a 10-week period starting in October. Workshops will start in October and continue through until December.


15 participants

There is an application process so interested youth workers should apply and following a selection process, will be notified whether they have a place or not


Free of charge


Wed 7th of Oct | Wed 21st Oct | Wed 4th Nov | Wed 18th Nov| Wed 2nd Dec
Time: 10am-12noon


Explore Development Education through Games Based Learning

By the time they have finished the programme, youth workers will have:

  • Developed and applied advanced knowledge and skills in using games in youth work.
  • Developed and applied advanced knowledge and skills in supporting young people to act on development issues of concern to them.
  • Explored and discussed how games can be used to enhance a range of youth work outcomes in different ways.
  • Learned and implemented creative new ways of engaging and communicating with young people.
  • Learned how to incorporate Development Education in youth programmes
  • Design and create development education games


Through online workshops and group discussions youth workers will have access to an inspiring and creative space to reflect on, develop their practice and explore with peers on the root causes and consequences of global justice issues through development education games.

At the beginning of each session we will host “reflection space”, allowing participants to self asses their own knowledge, reflect on their learnings/awareness and facilitate peer to peer learning/growth

Each online session will be followed by a small task to complete with their youth groups.

Support: all material needed will have been explored throughout our online workshop, youth work session plans, and suggestions will be available for youth workers to use with their young people.


Entry into Game Changers Competition.

Learning journal as a way for learners to record their learning, incorporate their self-reflection and to use as a tool to refer back to when implementing the Game Based Learning Methodologies in their Youth Group.


  • Youth Workers


  • Trócaire and NYCI Youth 2030 Programme


Application process:

Apply using the form below.

We request that applications be submitted no later than 5pm on September 10th 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in the following weeks.

For queries contact Valerie Duffy, NYCI Youth 2030 programme: Valerie@nyci.ie

Please do not be discouraged if you feel you cannot answer all parts of application fully. We are looking for a range of skills and backgrounds within a youth work context and will consider all applications carefully.

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October 7, 2020
December 2, 2020
Event Category:


Online (Zoom)


National Youth Council of Ireland
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