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 4: The Development of Social Pedagogy in Children, Young People and Families Social Work
This chapter will focus on how social pedagogy has been developing within the area of social work practice related to children, young people and their families. It will explore some of the key ideas and values underpinning this area of social work and consider their alignment with social pedagogical theory. In addition, the chapter will provide an overview of developments and practice examples from various organisations throughout the UK.
Before exploring the practical implementation of social pedagogy within this field of social work, it is worth discussing the dominant discourses that influence and direct child and families ...