1. Introduction

Go through the next learning activities to explore the meaning and the value of non-judgemental approach in youth work.

2. Stimulating our imaginary

We invite you to listen to this song:

3. Forum interaction

Choose one of the following quotes and comment about it on the forum. What moral you would extract that could be useful to explain the non-judgemental approach in youth work? If you like, you can propose another quote yourself.

“The highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe ourselves without judging.” Jiddu Krishnamurti 

“You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way and the only way, it does not exist.” Fredrich Nietzche

“If you are not prepared to be wrong you will not come out with nothing original.” Sir Ken Robinson

“Let us welcome doubt if only to be sure that our beliefs are not just conventions. Let us open up to our and the other’s uniqueness. Let us let our thoughts and feelings flow freely and without prejudice or shame.“ Drusilla Foer

4. Closing the topic

In non formal education we encourage a non-judgemental approach, in other words, suspend splitting our thinking about ourselves or the others in RIGHT or WRONG. We encourage dialogue and interaction among participants free of judgemental thoughts or attitudes. We do that by supporting youngsters to become more aware of the differences between what they see, what they think, what they feel and what they actually know.

Think about the benefits that this approach brings to the process of education and to fighting invisible racism.