Tools for Youth-Driven Learning: Essential Skills Development and Measurement for a Changing World of Work
Creative Associates and IREX presented tools to measure youth self-efficacy and to empower youth in their own learning processes. The self-efficacy tool is designed to be specific yet flexible enough to capture changes in youth across 15 communities in three countries that are exposed to a holistic suite of interventions for violence prevention and workforce development. The self-efficacy measure was identified as useful across programming to reduce youth participation in violence. This tool is useful for implementors working with youth at risk for participation in violence to measure self-efficacy outcomes.
IREX’s digital badge and Youth Essential Skills (YES) training puts youth in the driver seat of their own learning. The tools provide micro-credentialing and youth-driven adaptive learning outside of traditional education structures relevant for the diversifying nature of ‘work’: gig based, machine-augmented, micro work, self-employment among other opportunities.