This CPD accredited e-course aims to train, teachers, youth workers and other professionals working or volunteering in formal or informal educational settings.
It uses the values and practices of restorative justice and human rights in order to build their knowledge, skills and capacity when working with children and young people at risk of marginalisation, group violence and violent radicalisation. This course is particularly useful for teachers in primary and secondary education in the UK, and is funded by Southwark Council as part of the Positive Futures programme.
Successful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification. Where young people take part and are registered with one of our Erasmus+ funded projects, YouthPass Certification is also provided.
The e-course can be paused as many times as you need, and completed in your own time. It takes approximately 8 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the test. Additional reading material are also provided for further learning and research.
- Teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as academies and colleges
- University staff
- Young people
- Practitioners working in the community to prevent the violent radicalisation of young people
- Parents especially with children who are risk of being groomed into gangs and violence
- Youth workers in formal and informal settings
- Youth organisations
- Youth policy makers.
- Induct into the restorative justice theory and provide a critical overview including case studies of implementation
- Increase the skills and knowledge of practitioners working or volunteering in formal and informal educational settings on the use of restorative practice, positive psychology and the Good Lives Model especially within the context of violent youth radicalisation
- Increase the knowledge of educationalists and youth workers on violent youth radicalisation and implementing alternative positive approaches for prevention
- Build resilience and knowledge that will ultimately lead to preventing youth violent radicalisation.
- Practise the learning through case study workshops and test the overall knowledge, skills and experience through a CPD accredited exam.
MODULE 1: Induction to restorative justice
- The Fall and Rise of restorative justice
- Restorative justice theory
- A range of definitions
- A range of definitions for restorative justice
- An overarching ethos
- Some Basic Principles
- Power sharing
- Conflicts in conception
- Restorative justice practice
- Restorative justice and prevention
- Minimising conflict
- Goals of Liberal Education and the Practice of Restorative Justice
- Restorative Justice standards
- Reflecting on your own work with young people
Module 2: Understanding violent youth radicalisation
- What is violent radicalisation?
- Radicalisation, violent radicalisation and extremism
- Violent extremism, religious fundamentalistm, terrorism
- Definition for violent radicalisation?
- The process of radicalisation
- Forms of extremism
- General data
- International and European legal framework
- Which groups of people do you think are most susceptible to radicalisation?
- What are the causes?
- Pull and Push factors
- Other causes of violent radicalisation
- Are there any solutions?
Module 3: Human rights and the prevention of violent radicalisation
- Youth participation and prevention
- What are human rights?
- Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Parties to the convention
- Right to participate and to be heard
- What are the positive aspects of listening and participation?
- Are you a good listener?
- What does a good listener have to do with restorative justice?
MODULE 4: The role and power of education
MODULE 5: Positive Psychology, the Good Lives Model & Prevention
- Headlines in the newspapers …
- What is positive psycology?
- Positive psychology
- Good Lives Model
- The Good Lives Model and young people
- Youth work: Young person centered
- What makes a positive experience?
- Fauzia story
- See the strengths in young people
- The five victims of terror
- How does the GLM, positive psychology and restorative justice relate to violent youth radicalisaton?
- The vulnerability of the individual
- Empathy & the possibilities
- The “assumptions” and the reality
- The role and limitations of restorative justice
- Where do we go from here?
MODULE 6: Stereotypes - Prejudices - Discrimination