To make sure that you’re fully informed about social pedagogy here is a list of the best virtual places to visit on your quest to understanding social pedagogy:


International Journal of Social Pedagogy

The International Journal of Social Pedagogy considers it critically important to provide a platform for dialogue between theory and practice. It therefore encourages both original contributions about theory and research in social pedagogy and articles that reflect social pedagogical perspectives in practice settings throughout the United Kingdom and globally.


Infed – The Online Encyclopaedia of Informal Education

has not only texts on social pedagogy but also on related topics and important elements (e.g. authenticity, happiness, learning, reflection) and pedagogic key thinkers like Pestalozzi, Montessori, Fröbel, Freire, Hahn, or Rousseau.


Social Pedagogy UK

is a meeting place for people interested in Social Pedagogy and its use in the United Kingdom. It brings together a wealth of information ranging from background on the tradition of Social Pedagogy in Europe, suggested further reading, links to articles, press coverage, research results as well as the latest information on events, staffing, education and training.


Community Care

has been publishing articles on social pedagogy over the last few years, presenting research findings from the Thomas Coram Research Unit and the National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care.


The Therapeutic Care Journal

formerly the Children Webmag, the TCJ offers some articles on how social pedagogy relates to the children’s workforce and has of course many more relevant articles that can help better understand social pedagogical thinking and acting.


Centre for Social Work Practice

The Centre for Social Work Practice is a collaborative network committed to ensuring that reflective practice, with its focus on relationships, takes its rightful place not only in social work practice, but also in professional development and in the curriculum at all levels of qualifying and post-qualifying training.



stands for the International Child & Youth Care Network, which offers a great resource of articles for practitioners. It aims to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulties.