Material 19.02.2019

Digitalisation and youth work

How is digitalisation changing our society? What are the key technological developments or ‘megatrends’ that we should all be aware of? How will these developments affect young people and their future?

The book aims to highlight the technological, social and cultural impact of digitalisation in the context of youth, and to map and address the opportunities and risks associated with technological development. It also highlights the concepts of digital and smart youth work, and how they can help in meeting the opportunities and overcoming the current and future challenges faced by youth work. The publication is a collection of articles from 23 contributors from Estonia and Finland.

The articles:

Foreword

YOUTH WORK AND DIGITALISATION
Heikki Lauha: Why do we need digital youth work?
Edgar Schlümmer: Smart youth work in Estonia: innovation and initiative in developing youth work
Mikko Dufva: Preparing, planning and broadening the futures of digitalisation

1 SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
Marjaana Toiminen: Of all the things that I could be, what should I become?
Birgy Lorenz & Kaido Kikkas: Digital literacy in information society
Markus Packalén: Innokas Network – supporting creative technological skills
Ville Alijoki: Digital literacy as a national key skill

2 PARTICIPATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Airi-Alina Allaste & Kari Saari: Digital participation in Estonia and Finland
Kati Nõlvak: Choosing with a click
Pilvi Nummi: Digital participation in future urban planning
Mai Beilmann & Veronika Kalmus: Participation types of Estonian youth from politically minded activists to passive young citizens
Heiki Viisimaa: Estonian Youth Council: How will young people participate in the future – youth`s perspective

3 EQUALITY
Panu Artemjeff: Exploring digital equality
Tuomas Paasonen: Building equality with artificial intelligence
Jussi Pyykkönen: How to choose the right career from a million possible paths – in Finland, algorithms help teens make the right choices
Michael Laakasuo: On the edge of the future’s horizons – or, is there a tomorrow worth living in?

4 IMPROVING GROWTH AND LIVING CONDITIONS
Yrjö Länsipuro: Water from the tap, Internet from the clouds?
Meelis Kitsing: The emerging patterns of digital governance
Anne Kivimäe: Data for youth work policy and practice
Merlis Pajustik: Digitalisation in youth work – a local level perspective

Contributors

PDF: Digitalisation and youth work
Publisher: Verke & EYWC
Editors: Heikki Lauha & Kati Nõlvak
Finland:
ISBN 978-951-9245-52-2 (print)
ISBN 978-951-9245-53-9 (electronic)
Estonia:
ISBN 978-9985-9894-9-4 (print)
ISBN 978-9949-7332-0-0 (electronic)
Year published: 2019

 

Order a free printed copy (within the EU) here!