Our MOOC project

Introducing our Massive Open Online Course in Social Pedagogy Across Europe

We’ve been leading on an international project to develop a massive open online course in social pedagogy. The project has involved 8 organisations from across 6 countries, all of which offer educational programmes on social pedagogy. Each team has been actively producing 8 sessions, throughout which we’ll introduce you to social pedagogy in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Belgium. The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, which means that the MOOC will be free to learners who wish to audit the course. Certification is optional and at a small fee. If you’re interested, you can find out more about this project and all partners in the section below.

 

Piloting the MOOC

We have recently piloted the MOOC with a cohort of over 200 critical friends, who helped us beta-test the course in all aspects. We’re keen to find out whether the content presented and the style of delivering it are engaging, insightful and practice-relevant. Learn more about this in this video invitation we posted before the pilot.

 

MOOC Fire Starter Event

As ‘education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’ we are organising a fire starter event to bring together as many people from our collective networks, who are willing to help us reach as many future MOOC learners as possible. And if you’re reading this, then you are invited to join us too. Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire on the 6th of September, 2018, the event is an exclusive opportunity to get a first look of the MOOC, talk to some of the pilot learners, teams and organisations involved, and learn how you can embed the MOOC in organisational practice, training and academic courses.

We have been developing the MOOC with the aim of providing an exciting and meaningful learning resource about central principles in social pedagogy and how these can enhance social pedagogical practice beyond national boundaries. And we are inviting you, because we hope you can help us make the MOOC freely available to interested learners across the globe. We hope you’ll be able to join us and become part of a dynamic international network committed to developing social pedagogy.

The fire starter event forms part of our Erasmus+ funded 3-year project and is therefore completely free to attend, with overnight accommodation for international guests and food provided. Please note that places are limited and allocated in accordance with our funding conditions. Please RSVP by 15th May via this link or contact us for further details.

 

Project Background

The MOOC is one of the products from our 3-year project funded under the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and delivered with 8 partner organisations engaged in higher education and vocational training.

Read more about the project's background and aims

 

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