Social Pedagogy Professional Association Annual Conference 28th September 2018Type: News
Topic: Social pedagogy
Published on: 5th September 2018
‘Growing up, growing old, staying well: a social pedagogical approach’.
This conference, hosted by the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA), will be an invigorating, refreshing, creative, and quirky reframing of public policy and the way we practice. There will be an opportunity to hear from leading voices in public policy and to participate in workshops about changing practice on the ground to enhance the quality of life and outcomes in the many settings where social pedagogy is active.
The keynote will be delivered by Professor James Mitchell from the School of Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Mitchell will be talking about the ambitions of public policy that resonate with social pedagogy, such as community engagement and collaborative learning, and why these are hard to translate into practice on the ground.
There will be workshops hosted on a variety of themes, from building trusting, sustainable relationships with young people, adopting a social pedagogic approach to working with adults with learning disabilities and more from across the life course.
We are very pleased that co-workers from Camphill in Scotland will contribute two workshops at the conference. Sandra Sabiston, Andrew Plant and Martin Alfred will present a workshop on Social Pedagogy and the Camphill approach in adult communities and Laurence Alfred will present one on How can non-violent communication support our work as Social Pedagogues across the life course?