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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 Family Members

As I wander my way through the narrow passageways between the impoverished homes, I am conscious of ‘being in a different world’. This is not like any neighbourhood in which I ever lived. I feel out of place – a foreigner invading the territory… - Anon (2005)

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.

Child Care or School Boundaries

Caregivers/ teachers provide clear rules/consequences for child or young person’s actions, using positive approaches to discipline and natural consequences to encourage and nurture self-regulation and acceptable behaviours.