Earlier this week, Lowis Charfe and I completed our chapter on Social Pedagogy in the forthcoming e-book Human Learning Systems: Public Service for the Real World, due out on June 15, 2021. If you haven’t yet come across Human Learning Systems, then make sure to visit the website here. In writing the chapter, we reflected on just how important ethical and relational leadership is and how social pedagogy can support both existing and aspiring leaders to create the conditions for relationship-centred practice, learning together and improving the systems we work in.
Here’s the great thing: If you’re interested in developing your leadership potential and being an effective changemaker, you can learn about both Human Learning Systems and Social Pedagogy on the MA in Social Pedagogy Leadership. Co-designed and co-delivered by Lowis and her colleagues at the University of Central Lancashire together with us here at ThemPra, it’s grown out of our longstanding collaboration and is very different to other MA programmes in 2 important aspects:
Firstly, we’re using creative and experiential learning methods to stimulate reflection and deeper critical examination of relevant issues from a leadership perspective.
Secondly, we’ve designed both the learning content and the course assignments to connect firmly to your practice, so that the commitment of undertaking a part-time or full-time degree integrates well with your other commitments.
Best of all, in the new era, the course is now running fully online, meaning you don’t need to live near Preston in order to study! It’s still as engaging and interactive as our in-person courses are.
If you’re curious about why this course is transformative, read MA student and Empowerment CEO Mike Crowther’s excellent blog about his journey or his brilliant case study for the above-mentioned Human Learning Systems publication. You can find out more about the MA programme here, on the UCLan website, or simply get in touch with Lowis.
We hope you’ll join us!