Today, we’re launching our new Insight Report ‘Social Pedagogy as a Meaningful Perspective for Education and Social Care’ at the international conference hosted by Ghent University. The report has been jointly written by our international partnership with Universiteit Gent (Belgium), KJSH – Stiftung für Kinder-, Jugend und Soziale Hilfen (Germany), the University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom), Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), CommonView and Københavns Professionshøjskole (both Denmark) as part of our Erasmus+ funded project developing a Massive Open Online Course in Social Pedagogy across Europe. Over the course of the last 30 months, we have been exploring how our understandings of social pedagogy can enrich educational and social professions. We have found that, despite the differences between our countries, our traditions of social pedagogy share important commonalities in how social pedagogy can offer a meaningful perspective for education and social care. Throughout this report we seek to outline in greater detail why a social pedagogical perspective is important in enabling social professions to address contemporary social issues and help individuals, groups and communities to thrive. For this purpose, we have also included detailed examples from a range of practice settings, which we hope offer greater insights into how a social pedagogical perspective can inform and enrich relationship-centred practice as well as relevant structural developments.
You can download the Insight Report free of charge here: