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Are you looking to understand more about social pedagogy? Wanting to see how you can incorporate these approaches into your practice? Ali Gardner and Lowis Charfe introduce you to this exciting new approach to UK social work practice that has been shaping care services in Europe for decades. It is a holistic approach that requires an absolute commitment to employing your heard, heart, and hand in creatively working alongside individuals to support the process of change at an individual, communal, and societal level.  – The authors outline the key concepts, philosophy, and history of social pedagogy to ground you in the theory  – Exercises help you to reflect on how to incorporate this new philosophy into your work  – Practical examples demonstrate how you can apply key principles to your own practice After reading this book you will be able to confidently engage with social work that emphasises people rather than processes at the heart of intervention.

Social Pedagogical Key Thinkers
Social Pedagogical Key Thinkers

In this chapter, I will explore a number of influential individuals along an historical timeline. This will provide an understanding of both the social and historical developments and their contribution to the development of social pedagogy. Many of the key figures explored here are progressive educational thinkers, some of whom were seen as part of the New Education Movement that swept across Europe in the 1800s. This was an important movement as it challenged widely held beliefs around education, where lessons were taught in rote style and children were expected to learn by repeating what was being taught to them. This movement also fought for children to be seen as an equal to adults, as competent human ...

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