student profile: Mr Andrew Mansfield


Thesis work

Thesis title: Using Design Based Research to improve the life skills development of participants in a school-based youth development activity

Supervisors: Paul GINNS , Wayne COTTON

Thesis abstract:

Youth development programs exist within a range of Australian educational and school contexts. There is significant popular and research interest in youth development, increasingly this research has sought to understand the mechanisms by which this development occurs. The objective of this research is to develop a series of Design Principles that can be used to guide the improvement of school based youth development activities.  The specific research context for this project is that of an Annual Army Cadet Training Camp at a single independent school in Sydney.  This research project will be reported in four separate publications, prepared and submitted during the research project, as well as the final thesis.

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