The Learning Zone Network

About The Learning Zone Network

The Learning Zone Network is a unique online learning resource for the child and youth care sector - including foster carers. It provides flexible, innovative teaching and learning opportunities to suit a wide range of knowledge and skills backgrounds, which are free at the point of access.

LZN is joint venture of Kibble Education and Care Centre, and the International Child and Youth Care Network.

The courses on LZN are made up of modules that you can complete at your own pace. These modules are interactive learning modules which employ a variety of technologies including video, audio podcasts, images, readings, blogs and forums.

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If you work in organisation with a group of colleagues you can contact us and we can set your group as a “class” with an online tutor from your place of work, perhaps a team manager or training manager. If you are working as an individual, just set up your log-in straight away – it’s really easy and quick!

To find out more read our FAQs or try out the test courses to get a flavour of what’s on offer.

Examples of modules currently running on the Learning Zone Network

Engaging the Reluctant

Adults also need to watch the nonverbal signals and be able to spot a child in pain so we can reach out and touch these children. - Brendtro, Ness & Mitchell (2001)

Positive View of Personal Future

The child/ young person likes her- or himself and has a growing sense of being valued by others. The child anticipates new opportunities, experiences, and milestones in growing up, and is optimistic about the future. The child begins to learn about her or his own cultural identity and to show acceptance of people who are racially, physically, culturally, or ethnically different from them.

Personal Power

The child/ young person can or begins to show empathy, understanding, and awareness of others’ feelings. The child/ young person can make choices that give a sense of having some influence over things that happen in her or his life.