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.
Chapter 3: Social Pedagogy Concepts
Social Pedagogy Concepts
Social pedagogy is essentially concerned with well-being, learning and growth. At the core is a belief that equality should exist between professionals and individuals accessing support and services. Social pedagogy is concerned with both the individual and society and seeks to understand the space between the two in order to connect them in a meaningful manner. By placing relationships at the heart of all engagements, social pedagogues seek to facilitate individuals being included and contributing to the wider society.
The word pedagogy is not a word commonly used in this country but it means education or formal learning. The insertion of the word social emphasises the wider process of learning and development across the whole lifespan.
For many people working ...