CLD resources

Here you will find professional learning activities, research and resources that are suitable for working in a community learning and development context. By clicking on any of the headings or images you will be directed to each resource.

Counting on a Greener Scotland (COGS)

The COGS pack provides opportunities for learners to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of numeracy, in the particular contexts of weather, climate change and energy.

The pack is for use with adult learners. It is put together with adults in mind and so uses appropriate language and graphics. However, it could be used in schools, youth clubs, community groups or in any other appropriate learning context.

The pack is hosted online so that the development of new activities/ sections can be incorporated. Practitioners/ learners can also contribute further material to the online version.

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Scotdec Global Youth Work Resource

Global Youth Work resource

 

 

This global citizenship resource uses six everyday commodities – water, tobacco, chocolate, textiles, mobile phones and food – as a starting point for exploring global interdependencies.

The resource includes practical activities, background information and resources aimed at encouraging young people to think about their own lives and how they connect with others. Examining these topics within the framework of social justice, human rights and sustainable development enables young people to reflect on how their behaviour and actions impact on people and issues locally and globally.

 

Digital youth work resources

The Digital Youth Work Project aimed to build the capacity to deliver digital youth work at local, national, regional and European levels. It was an Erasmus+ project with seven partners from six different countries across Europe implemented during 2017-2019.

Young people are growing up in a digital era and they need support to navigate the online aspects of their lives and this interaction is becoming more important in youth work.

This resource shares good practice examples of digital youth work and also provides a training resources for youth workers.

The Digital Youth Work Project aimed to build the capacity to deliver digital youth work at local, national, regional and European levels. It was an Erasmus+ project with seven partners from six different countries across Europe implemented during 2017-2019.

Young people are growing up in a digital era and they need support to navigate the online aspects of their lives and this interaction is becoming more important in youth work.

This resource shares good practice examples of digital youth work and also provides a training resources for youth workers.

 

Science and the youth sector: the context of youth workers

 

This research report from the Welcome Trust, 2017, focuses on:

  • Understanding the broad context of youth workers and STEM
  • Identifying the right language and ways to communicate STEM (and STEM training) to youth workers.

 

 

 

 

Youth worker examples

 

‘STEM-ulated’ youth workers’: Examples of STEM sessions developed by staff at the Prince’s Trust, Wellcome Trust.  This report contains details of a few of the STEM sessions run by The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge staff after training from experts in informal science learning. We hope to see increasing numbers of youth workers including STEM activities within their programmes for young people in the future.

 

 

 

What’s STEM got to do with it? The role of community learning and development

 

Resources, presentations and related information from a professional learning event to raise awareness of the important contribution that CLD can make to engaging young people, adult learners, families and communities in STEM related learning at Glasgow Science Centre in February 2019.

 

 

The Hi5 Award STEM Toolkit, Youth Scotland

 

A fantastic resource with 50 activities to support involving young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities that are fun, educational and engaging.

 

 

 

 

Science for a Successful Scotland

An introductory science learning and teaching resource aimed at adults. Covers the basics of science relating to five economic growth areas in Scotland: Energy, Tourism, Creative Industries, Life Sciences, and Food and Drink. Can be used with parents to provide them with STEM basic literacy so they can help their children learn as well as make learning and career choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe, Secure and Empowered

 

Resources about cyber security about maximising the opportunities and learning but also minimising the threats and misinformation that affect confidence, motivation and access for everyone.

 

 

 

Unlocking STEM in CLD

Grant funds and support from Education Scotland and the efforts of Community Learning and Development (CLD) staff in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City councils and Aberdeen Science Centre have resulted in pilot workshops, materials, guidance, a case study publication and an online training programme for access across the Northern Alliance area. All of these things are aimed at strengthening the practice of those working in CLD through learner engagement with a STEM focus.
Underpinning this work has been the ethos and practice of collaboration and co-production. We hope these resources will be well used and will support the professional learning of staff in the CLD sector.

Programme link – Science for Community Learning and Development Workers

2019-2020 Unlocking STEM in CLD Practice Case Studies