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Dr Jon Ord

Associate Professor

Institute of Education

01752 636700 Ext:4306

jord@marjon.ac.uk


Jon Ord

Role Summary

Jon has worked for 20 years as a youth work practitioner in a variety of settings and brings that knowledge and commitment to youth work to his teaching and research. He is particularly interested in the relationship between theory and practice of youth work, the impact of policy on practice; as well as the management of youth & community work and outdoor education. Jon is leading a major research project into the value and impact of youth work on the lives of young people in Europe.

Jon featured on the Future Labs Podcast to discuss the latest issues surrounding youth work in the UK. 


Teaching

  • Youth Work Theory and Practice
  • Youth Policy
  • Management of Work with Young People
  • Informal Education


Research

  • Youth work theory and practice
  • Youth policy
  • Curriculum
  • Management of services for young people
  • Outdoor and experiential education


Publications

Books:

  • Ord, J. (ed) with Carletti, M. Cooper, S Dansac, C. Morciano, D. Sirula, L, Taru, M. (2018) The Impact of Youth Work : A study of five European Countries, Helsinki: HUMAK
  • Jeffs, T.  & Ord, J. (eds.) (2017) Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education: Beyond the Confines, London: Routledge.
  • Ord, J (2016) Youth Work Process, Product & Practice (2nd ed), London: Routledge
  • Ord, J. (2012) (ed.) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge
  • Ord, J (2007) Youth Work Process, Product & Practice: Creating an authentic curriculum in work with young people. Lyme Regis: RHP

 

Journal articles:

  • Ord J. (2018) ‘La Carte du Terrain pour la Jeunesse et le Travail Communautaire’ in the journal: Vers l'éducation Nouvelle France.
  • Richie, D. & Ord, J. (2017) The Experience of Open Access Youth Work : the voice of young people, Journal of Youth Studies, Vol 20, issue 3, pp 269-282.
  • Ord, J. (2017) ‘ La Jeunesse et le Travail Communautaire’ en Royaume-Uni : questions d'actualité’ in the journal: Journal of Sociocultural Development and Practices, Issue 12, published by Université of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland.
  • Wright, E. & Ord, J.  (2015) The Importance of Voice: Young People, Mental health and youth work  journal of Youth & Policy,  no. 115, pp 63-84.
  • Ord,J. (2104) Aristotle's Phronesis and Youth Work: Beyond Instrumentality in Youth & Policy, Volume 112, 56-73
  • Cooper, S. & Ord, J. (2014) Developing Know How: A particpatory Approach to Assessment in Journal of Vocational Education & Training Volume 66, Issue 4 Oct 2014 518- 536
  • Murphy, C. & Ord, J. (2013) Youth Work and Self Disclosure in Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare, Volume 7, Issue no 4. 362 -341
  • Ord, J. (2011 [a]) John Dewey & Experiential Learning: Developing the theory of youth work Youth & Policy. Issue number 108, Winter 2011
  • Ord, J. & Leather, M. (2011[b]) The Substance Beneath the Labels of Experiential Learning: The Importance of John Dewey for Outdoor Educators in the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, Volume 15 III 13-23
  • Ord, J. (2009 [a]) Experiential Learning in the UK: A Return to Dewey in International Journal of Life Long Education. Volume 28 IV
  • Ord, J. (2009 [b]) ‘Thinking the Unthinkable Youth Work without Voluntary Participation’. Youth & Policy Issue 103 Summer 2009
  • Ord, J. (2008 [a]) ‘A Resolution to the Problem of Curriculum in Youth Work in the UK’. (translated into finish) The Finish Journal of Youth Research. Number 3 2008
  • Ord, J. (2008 [b]) ‘A Curriculum for Youth Work: The UK Experience’ in Youth Studies Australia. Vol 28 no.1
  • Ord, J. (2004 [a]) ‘Youth Work Curriculum & Transforming Youth Work Agenda’. Youth & Policy, Issue Number 83, Spring 2004
  • Ord, J. (2004 [b] ) ‘Youth Work Curriculum as Process, not as Outcome or Output to Aid Accountability’. Youth & Policy, Issue Number 85, Autumn 2004

 

Chapters:

  • Ord, J. (2019) Youth Clubs: ‘Then & Now’ – ‘1960-65’ and ‘2015-18’ in Gilchrist, R.; Hodgson, T.; Tony Jeffs, T.; Spence, J.; Stanton, N. and Walker, J. Reflecting on the Past:  Essays in history of youth and community work.
  • Ord, J. Davies B. (2018) ‘The Context of Youth Work in the UK’ in Ord, J. (ed) with Carletti, M. Cooper, S Dansac, C. Morciano, D. Sirula, L, Taru, M. (2018) The Impact of Youth Work : a study of five European Countries, Helsinki: HUMAK.
  • Zentner, M. & Ord, J. (2018) ‘The context of European Youth Work Policy’ in Ord, J. (ed) with Carletti, M. Cooper, S Dansac, C. Morciano, D. Sirula, L, Taru, M. (2018) The Impact of Youth Work : a study of five European Countries, Helsinki: HUMAK.
  • Ord, J. (2018) ‘Comparing the Impact of Youth Work across the UK, Finland, Estonia, France & Italy’ in Ord, J. (ed) with Carletti, M. Cooper, S Dansac, C. Morciano, D. Sirula, L, Taru, M. (2018) The Impact of Youth Work : a study of five European Countries, Helsinki: HUMAK.
  • Ord, J. & Carletti, M. (2017 / 2018) Les programmes "Albermarle" (1960) et "Myplace"(2008) deux financement par l’Etat de la construction de Maisons de  Jeunes en Angleterre" in Besse, L. et Clarisse, C. Des lieux pour l'éducation populaire : histoire des équipements socioculturels, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
  • Ord, J. & Leather M. (2017) ‘John Dewey and Experiential learning’ in Jeffs, T.  & Ord, J. Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education: Beyond the Confines, London: Routledge.
  • Ord, J. (2017) ‘Mountains as a Setting for informal Education’ in Jeffs, T.  & Ord, J. Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education: Beyond the Confines, London: Routledge.
  • Ord, J. & Mallabon, L. (2017) ‘Wilderness and Informal Education: The Educative Potential of Wild Places and Spaces’ in Jeffs, T. & Ord, J. Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education: Beyond the Confines, London: Routledge.
  • Ord, J. (2015) ‘Aristotle, Instrumentality and Youth Work Outcomes’, for Cousee & Williamson The History of Youth Work in Europe Volume 5, Brussels: Council of Europe Publishing.
  • Ord, J. (2011) The Kingston Youth Service: Space, Place and the Albermarle Legacy in Gilchrist, R. et al (2011) Reflecting on the Past: Essays in history of youth and community work. Lyme Regis: RHP.
  • Ord, J. (2012) Planning for Outcomes: A youth work problem, in Ord, J. (2012) (ed) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge.
  • Bunyan, P. & Ord, J. (2012) The Neo Liberal Policy Context of Youth Work Management in Ord, J. (2012) (ed) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge.
  • Harrison,R. & Ord, J. (2012) The  ‘Theory’ of Youth Work Management, in Ord, J. (2012) (ed) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge.
  • Fuller, P. & Ord, J. (2012) Reflections on the Dominant Cultures and Structures, in Ord, J. (2012) (ed) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge.
  • Ord, J. with Moustakim, M. Smith, C. & Wood, E.  (2012) Youth Centre Management: Managing buildings and beyond, in Ord, J. (2012) (ed) Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. London: Routledge.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

Professional Association of Youth & Community Work Lecturers (PALYCW)


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