ERIC Number: ED444795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Experiencing the Difference: The Role of Experiential Learning in Youth Development. Conference Report: The Brathay Youth Conference (Ambleside, England, July 5-6, 1999).
White, Marian, Ed.
This proceedings contains transcripts, presentations, and workshop summaries from a 2-day conference on experiential learning in youth development, held by the Brathay Hall Trust in the English Lake District. Brathay is a British educational charity that offers a variety of youth development courses, ranging from outdoor adventure activities to creative workshops. The conference aimed to make the case for an experiential approach to personal and social development, as an essential foundation for lifelong learning, social inclusion, active citizenship, and employability. Section 1 of the proceedings contains: (1) remarks by Susan Woodeson-Barr, Brian Liversidge, and Steve Lenartowicz; (2) transcript of a play dramatizing youth issues, "Lifting the Weight," presented by Geese Theatre Company; (3) outline of a speech "The Government Perspective" by George Mudie, British Minister for Lifelong Learning, on youth service, voluntary youth organizations, programs for disaffected and socially excluded young people, and postsecondary education; (4) "Redefining Learning for the Next Generation" (Valerie Bayliss); (5) "The Union Perspective on Youth Outreach and Training by the Trades Union Congress (Mark Holding); (6) "The Young Person's Perspective on British Youth Council Efforts to Engage Youth in Civic Life" (Andrew Cossar); (7) "Valuing the Future: Education for Spiritual Development" (Sister Jayanti); (8) "The Roots & Branches of Experiential Development" (Tony Saddington); (9) "Young-Person-Friendly Research: Part of the Youth Work Process" (Isabel Atkinson); and (10) "Brathay's Evaluation & Research Strategy" (Eva Pomeroy). Section 2 contains brief descriptions of conference workshops. Appendices describe Brathay's work with young people and present presenter biographies, a list of attendees, and the conference program. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brathay Hall Trust, Ambleside (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)