Unit Summary

In this unit you have covered the following main points:

  • definitions of participation and the challenges of participation for young people
  • the nature of power, different meanings of the term, and the various sources of power
  • the notion of empowerment and creating an empowering environment for young people
  • consensus – what it is and how it works
  • approaches to developing the best conditions for consensus decision-making.

To check how you have got on, look back at the learning outcomes for this unit and see if you can now do them. When you have done this, look through your learning journal to remind yourself of what you have learned and the ideas you have generated.