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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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)

Control and Connection

Adults who accompany children along life’s unfolding path of discovery and growth are invariably more helpful than those who shout from the sidelines. — Kathy Beukes & Brian Gannon (1996)

Primary Strategies

Programme Organisation, Structured Milieu, and Relationship Building