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Why Get Involved?

Teachers & Educators

Why Get Involved?

Innovation is something everyone can do!

Social innovation learning will give both the young people and educators involved a new perspective of change and their own ability to make a difference.

YSI offers a range of benefits and opportunities for educators.

Professional Development

  • Understanding social innovation education
  • Certification as a YSI Guide who can facilitate YSI teams
  • Providing leadship in social innovation learning in your school/organisation
  • Joining a new learning network of like-minded educators in Ireland and other regions
  • Learning new innovative teaching methods including blended learning methods, creative and digital communications, facilitating youth led innovation, creative thinking and analysis, project planning and management.

Personal Development

  • Fostering your own personal commitment to making a difference in social issues and pursuing a more equal, fair and inclusive society. 
  • Insight and involvement in local and national community issues and challenges
  • Sense of personal achievement
  • Fostering positive relationships with young people and the community around you.
Catherine Kelly, Teacher and YSI Guide
"YSI nurtures creativity, it ignites arguments, discussions, emotions and it places the students very much as the designers of their own work. YSI recognises that young people are an untapped force who have ideas and opinions. It encourages the student to be a full participant in their education rather than a passive observer. I have seen more needs of the 21st century learner met though the YSI brief than other curricula."
Catherine Kelly, Teacher and YSI Guide