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Below you will find a variety of videos that are littered throughout the site, scroll down and watch whatever appeals. Comments and links welcome "Suggest a Resource"


Conor Rowley Youth Work Assessor for DCYA discussing "evidence" with youth workers in the Base Youth Project in Ballyfermot Dublin.  
Dr John Bamber Project Specialist in the Centre for Effective Services discussing "evidence" in a two part presentation in the Base Youth Project in Ballyfermot Dublin.    

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.


Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Why don't we get the best out of people?

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his 2006 talk above, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish
Jonathan Drori on what we think we know Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can't answer), Jonathan Drori looks at the gaps in our knowledge -- and specifically, what we don't about science that we might think we do
This animation was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change  

A short, hard-hitting film (‘Consequences’) for use with young people aged between 11 and 18 years old.

Part of the UK Organised and serious crime Toolkit programme
How to Make a Great Teacher
Teaching in 21st Century

What is Youth Work
Today, in Europe there are about 200 Million people between 13 and 30 living, loving, worrying, growing up, studying, working, searching, thriving. These are European young people. These young people have very specific needs, problems and opportunities, expectations, ambitions, demands, and dreams. European Youth Work assists young people to meet the challenges they are facing.

Inside the Bosco : a video walk about the St John Bosco Youth Centre Drimnagh Dublin seeing what they do.
What is Youth Work A European Perspective  

 Professor Christina Salmivalli has been responsible for the development and evaluation of the KiVa anti-bullying programme, now widely implemented in Finnish schools. The breakthrough in Christina's research was to understand the role of bystanders, children who neither bully nor are bullied but are present when bullying takes place.

A presentation    by Dr. Bobby Smyth,  consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with the Youth Drug & Alcohol  (YoDA) Service in Tallaght, Dublin and the Dept. of Public Health &amp; Primary  Care, TCD. Although addressing Alcohol and Drug abuse it has a very useful  outline of the &ldquo;apprenticeship&rdquo;&nbsp; that is  adolescence. <Strategies to enhance resilience in Irish Teenagers

What makes a person powerful  

Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University and visiting professor at M.I.T., talks about how his Hole in the Wall Experiment helped poor children in the slums of Hyderabad, India teach themselves English.


Are you past oriented or future oriented ?


Often to referred to as 'the gold standard' when it comes to determining what works, RCTs are now commonplace in business. But what about government? In this programme, the medic and author of Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, sets out to explore the potential for putting RCTs at the heart of the policy-making process, arguing that not only can they reveal if our existing policies are effective but RCTs have the potential to transform the way we create and implement social policy across the country, from education to health, from welfare to crime.

Being Young and Irish  

Students Ireland 2014

a survey

Can geometry and physics be truly fascinating to students without gimmicks like rap songs? Sal Khan believes they can. Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with a new model for helping kids learn

Learning Hub Limerick was formed with an overall aim of working in partnership with local education providers, families and young people to develop and implement practical and solution focused responses to the high levels of educational disadvantage and early school leaving experienced by local communities on the Northside of Limerick City  

If youth ran the world

We Are The People

The world is changing but our education system is not keeping pace.........a site well worth a look


Educating for the Digital Society

incorporates the vid above but consists of David Puttnams address tothe Digital Hub on the education and ots need to embrace IT (long)

Defying the idea that technology creates a passive experience, Sifteo cubes engage users with games and encourage them to play and think nimbly with exploration-oriented problem solving

Youth in Action an EU RAP Promo  
Meet 20th C and 21st C, two teachers with very different views on ICT.  

Resources for Lesson plans

A well-made and powerful film on your website is three times more likely to make an impact than simply words alone. Media Trust has over 10 years experience in charity film production.

The history of street-based youth work and the development of different paths and terminology. What contribution can detached or outreach youth work make for local communities?


Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century

Making a vid on a Mac


The Finnish education system continues to be one of the leading systems reviewed by the OECD  

Bullying won't go away if we do nothing! But it can if you do something. It's up to all of us to create and shape the on-line spaces that we like to spend our time in.

Child development Dartington  

This video is about Birmingham City council's Strategy to improve outcomes for children in the city. 2009


The CSO have released figures on recorded crime in Ireland covering the period from 2003 to 2013 Q2.  Data is available for 14 Crime categories across 28 Garda Divisions and for 12 categories for 579 Garda Stations. - See more HERE