For anyone interested in learning more about social pedagogy in practice, check out the following blogs that have been published over the last few weeks:
Spatial social work, social pedagogy and the arrival of COVID-19 in practice: Prospects for new ways of working in uncertain times
By Bianka Lang
Bianka Lang’s practice paper, published in the International Journal of Social Pedagogy, discusses how working with young people in creative ways, can support social workers in understanding how they view and give meaning to the social spaces around them. Further opening up a conversation on how social pedagogical practitioners might practice post Covid-19.
Young people in care: how lockdown provides a haven of security and belonging
By Claire Cameron
In her latest IOE Blog, Prof. Claire Cameron shares examples of how social pedagogical practice is benefitting young people in care amidst the Covid-19 crisis. A reduction of external stressors, a simpler life and closer relationships with carers during lockdown are proving more than just a silver lining.
The art of diamond polishing
By Ed Greenhalgh
In this SPPA blog, Ed Greenhalgh shares his social pedagogy journey, which has taken him to Denmark as part of our EU Leonardo Mobility projects and further to undertaking the BA in Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation and the MA in Social Pedagogy Leadership at UCLan. He outlines how social pedagogy provides a framework for discovering the diamond in every person and helping to make it shine.
The Haltung Hulk
By Dan Arrowsmith
This SPPA blog by Dan Arrowsmith reflects on the deeper meaning of why social workers should be treasured and the core beliefs of why they choose the career in the first place. He poses the key question of how we can create an environment where social workers can harvest their haltung, nourish it, and avoid the outbursts of hulk frustrations.