Parliamentary Reception on Social PedagogyType: News
Topic: Social pedagogy
Published on: 5th September 2018
Social pedagogy is a way of thinking and being in social work practice that can support individuals in achieving their fullest potential. Often described as education in its broadest sense, social pedagogy is an educative approach to upbringing and professional relationships in care and education settings. As a relationship-based philosophy to social care across all age groups, social pedagogy is historically embedded in public policy and provision across Scotland and can support the successful delivery of the Government’s 16 national outcomes.
A number of organisations across Scotland commit to a social pedagogic ethos, including the Camphill communities in Scotland, Children in Scotland and Kibble Education and Care Centre. In 2013, the Scottish Government funded a pilot project for Camphill Scotland to pilot the use of social pedagogy in supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities. The pilot was found to have a ‘transformative’ effect on practitioners, increasing their confidence, both in practice and in developing relationships with colleagues and service-users.
On Tuesday 25th September 2018, the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) are hosting an event on ‘The benefits of social pedagogy and its practice in Scotland’. Come along to find out about the benefits of social pedagogy and to hear directly from practitioners and organisations that utilise social pedagogy in their work.
The event is sponsored by Kezia Dugdale MSP and takes place in The Robert Burns Room at the Scottish Parliament from 6 – 8pm.
To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org