Join us at our next SPDN event
The SPDN is a grassroots movement for nurturing change in education and social care through social pedagogy. It’s a forum for practitioners, students, service managers and academics alike to find out how organisations are developing social pedagogy within their services, to share ideas and to connect with other professionals who have a similar passion for their practice. We hold two free events each year, which aim to increase our collective understandings of social pedagogy in ways that are inspiring, practice-relevant and reflective of social pedagogical principles and values. We aim to stimulate reflection on how you can further develop your practice and thus make an even greater difference to the individuals, groups or communities you engage with.
Thanks to the diversity of participants, the SPDN offers you a real flavour of what social pedagogical practice looks like in children’s homes, fostering services, family support services, communities for adults with disabilities, residential schools and many other settings.
Who can come? If you’re curious about social pedagogy, interested in making connections or eager to improve your practice, then this is the right place for you. Most SPDN participants work with children, young people, families or other adult groups in a care, health or educational setting, but we’re not limited to these practice fields. Anybody is welcome to join us, and we generally have a broad mix of practitioners, senior managers, policy-makers, students, researchers and academics with a variety of backgrounds participating in the SPDN.
We want the SPDN to be a forum where all participants can further extend their understanding of social pedagogy, no matter what prior knowledge of social pedagogy they might have. We believe the SPDN thrives on the passion and views that each participant has to offer, because they make every SPDN event a creative, vibrant hub for dialogue, learning and relationship-building.
If you would like to join us at any future SPDN events, please sign up to our SPDN distribution list below. We will send you regular updates about the Social Pedagogy Development Network and relevant activities around social pedagogy, and you can unsubscribe anytime.