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WYOMK24HKI Work with Young People (3 op)

Toteutuksen tunnus: WYO0003B20S-3004

Toteutuksen perustiedot


11.10.2023 - 29.10.2023


08.01.2024 - 04.02.2024


3 op


1 op


67 % Lähiopetus, 33 % Etäopetus






  • Englanti


0 - 333


  • Degree Programme in Social Services


  • Sandra Hagman
  • Hanna Lamberg
  • Sami Ritokoski


  • HKI-S23dss
  • 08.01.2024 09:45 - 14:15, WYO: Orientation & lecture
  • 09.01.2024 09:00 - 14:30, WYO: Lecture
  • 12.01.2024 10:00 - 13:45, WYO: Lecture
  • 15.01.2024 09:00 - 16:00, WYO: Independent study
  • 16.01.2024 09:00 - 10:30, WYO: Lecture
  • 17.01.2024 09:00 - 16:00, WYO: Independent study
  • 18.01.2024 09:00 - 16:00, WYO: Independent study
  • 19.01.2024 09:00 - 16:00, WYO: Independent study
  • 22.01.2024 09:00 - 10:00, WYO: Online supervision
  • 24.01.2024 09:00 - 16:00, WYO: Independent study
  • 01.02.2024 09:00 - 15:00, WYO: Workshop in Zoom


The students will be able to:
• understand different youth cultures
• understand relevant legislation and policies affecting young people
• understand different challenges faced by young people in society
• understand different actors and services in youth work
• understand preventive, outreach and rehabilitative youth work


• Youth cultures
• Relevant legislation and policies affecting young people
• Challenges faced by young people
• Actors and services in youth work
• Preventive, outreach and rehabilitative youth


Study module starts with an orientation. Attendance to the orientation is compulsory in order to start the course. A student who has not started the course according to the course delivery plan and has not made a separate arrangement with the course lecturer can be removed from the course participant list seven days after the start of the course (Diak Degree Regulations 15 §).

Students complete a learning assignment that includes a field visit or an online interview with a youth work professional. Lectures, supervision, assignment and provision of learning material support student´s learning. There is a final workshop in the end of the study module.

-Students become familiar with definition of youth work and different youth cultures.
- Students are introduced concepts on gender identity and sexual orientation.
-Youth services are introduced.
-Students learn relevant legislation and youth policy.
-Students are introduced with preventive, outreach and rehabilitative youth work.
-Students develop understanding on the challenges that the youth face in the society.

Aika ja paikka

As in schedule:

Attendance to the orientation of the course and the final workshop days is compulsory.


Introduction to Finland´s Youth Act 2017.

Youth Guarantee.

The National youth work and youth policy programme 2020–2023. Publications of the Ministry of Education and Culture 2020:4.

Ministry of Education & Culture. Areas of youth work in Finland.

Ministry of Education & Culture. Youth policy, areas of youth, legislation, funding.

Peltola, Maria (2010) Youth Work in Finland. Finding ways for intercultural opening. The Finnish Youth Research Network. Web Publications 38. Helsinki.

Tolonen, Tarja (2013) Youth Cultures, Lifestyles and Social Class in Finnish Contexts in Young, 21, 1, 55-75.

Vuori, Pekka (2013) Development of young population groups in Helsinki. in Kvartti, 3, 26-31.

Wood, Jason,Westwood, Sue & Thompson, Gill (2014) Youth work: preparation for practice. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis.( e-book available)

Trejos-Castillo, Elizabeth (2013) Youth : Practices, Perspectives and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, New York. (e-book available)

Students are introduced further material during lectures.

Toteutuksen valinnaiset suoritustavat

Alternative way of completing the study module is only possible upon specific circumstances/criteria (i.e. sickness etc.). Personal reasons such as travel and work are not considered as acceptable criteria.
Alternative way of completing the study module must be agreed with the responsible teacher and/or study guidance counselor two weeks before the beginning of the study module the latest.
The alternative way of completing WYO study module is individual assignment.

Arviointimenetelmät ja arvioinnin perusteet

More information available at: (initial stage)



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