Empowerment is a continuous, infinite journey. The circle you will see next aims to be its representation. In it are situated, in the form of coloured circumferences, the different stages of the empowerment process that ten professionals in the field of education have defined with their thoughts and reflections. By selecting them, you will be able to see what stage they refer to and you will discover the materials made to describe it.
The different colours correspond to three types of resources:
The green circumferences contain pages from field journals.
The orange ones, audio-visual pieces on specific topics, recorded by the educators themselves.
The yellow ones contain fragments of four focus groups where participants shared experiences.
Through these materials, you will be able to delve into the meaning of a term as abstract and multifaceted as that of youth empowerment; circulating through its stages, from prior reflection to the evaluation of the results obtained.
In the menu on the top right, you can learn more about the project and also access an archive of the materials, where you can filter them by specific concepts and interests.
This page has been elaborated following the recommendations of the use of non-sexist language. Therefore, as far as possible, we have used generic expressions that include gender diversity.
"My name is Laura Muñoz and I've been a social educator for more than 10 years, by both vocation and conviction. My passion is being able to accompany people in improving their quality of life and to promote their empowerment and independence.
In recent years, I have directed my work towards young people working in the UEC (Shared Schooling Unit), in the supervised apartment accommodation for the promotion of independence, in the Espai Jove, a centre for young people, and as a technical expert for occupational and training guidance in programs of the SOC (Catalan Employment Office) in the Garantia Juvenil (Youth program) such as the Centre for new opportunities and the Singulars project. I am currently the person responsible for youth employment in Palafrugell Town Council and I support young people in improving their employability in order to encourage them to enter the work market.”
December 28th 2018
In this video I present a project to make a Christmas Quina (similar to a Bingo) with some of my students.
In this project, I try to make them involved in the structure, operation, and creation processes. I boost their participation.
As shown in the video, I adapted myself to their prior knowledge and their needs according to their responses. I don’t encourage jokes someone makes or I don’t pay attention to them as long as they are tolerable and don’t interrupt the class.
Working with this kind of projects encourages autonomy, initiative and teamwork, as well as organization and appearance of natural roles within the group.
We give space to “learning as you go”, a methodology in which I strongly believe and which fosters a positive integration of knowledge in relation to master classes. The fact of experiencing a group organization encourages them to be empowered, break through their blocks and use strategies of self-improvement.