The Youth+ Institute Research and Knowledge exchange has responsibility for

  • Develop the public policy interface for Youth+ Research with Universities and Education Provider’s in areas of Pedagogy, Professional Development, Innovation and advocacy
  • Conducting research in areas relating to flexible learning, relational pedagogy and trauma informed practice
  • The establishment and maintenance of the Youth+ Knowledge Exchange (research, professional development, curriculum, Flexible Learning Options national database)
  • Publishing papers, research, professional development on Youth+ Institute website and to lead a range of advocacy activities for Youth and Flexible Learning

GAUGING THE VALUE OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS (FLO) FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY

Floresearch

Every dollar spent on FLO generates approximately $25 in socioeconomic returns

Keeping ‘at-risk’ young people engaged reduces their likelihood of becoming ‘Not in Employment, Education or Training’ (NEET) as young adults by over 50%

$359,000 in average socioeconomic benefits over the remaining life of a young person*

$70,000 in public health cost savings

$32,000 in youth justice and welfare cost savings

$207,000 in unemployment benefit savings

$50,000 in macroeconomic impacts (additional tax revenue)

*Net present value, per person

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