Our one day Focused Learning Days are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills to improve your practice. Please note that SPPA has received some funding for the focused learning day and are able to offer SPPA special introductory rates. There’s also a free to attend SPPA Scotland engagement meeting towards the end of the day. Further details below.

Focused learning day: How to handle a moral dilemmaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Speakers: Soren Kayser, University College Capital, Social Education, Copenhagen, Denmark and Nicola Boyce, Social Pedagogy Trainer, St. Christopher’s Fellowship, London, England.

Read more about our speakers here.

Date: 5th July 2017

The Sanctuary
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
EH12 5AP

Who the learning day is for: The course is for anyone who works with, or volunteers in, any aspect of social care or education with children or adults,  and who experiences professional moral dilemmas. The speakers will work with a variety of methods, including presentations, discussions and reflection in groups.

Moral dilemmas are daily challenges in social pedagogy. Soren and Nicola will introduce a reflection model designed to handle moral dilemmas, and you will get a chance to apply it, reflecting on your own moral dilemmas.

In this course you will:

  • Learn a model of reflection for moral dilemmas
  • Reflect in groups on moral dilemmas from your own practice
  • Learn about the philosophical ethics behind the model
  • Discuss important values in social pedagogy
  • Learn about the values in social pedagogical practice

After the course you’ll will be able to reflect on moral dilemmas in a way that will lead to ethically grounded and pedagogically tenable ways of action.

SPPA first year special introductory rates:
SPPA member – £25; not yet a member? Join here
Non-SPPA member – £35
Student or non-wage earner – £15

Book your place here

SPPA Scotland engagement meeting
As part of SPPA’s national engagement strategy, there will also be a SPPA meeting at the end of the day to develop the SPPA network and activity in Scotland. This will be facilitated by Prof Claire Cameron. Help us shape what SPPA in Scotland will look like. If you just want to attend the meeting please email sppa@ucl.ac.uk to register for your free place.

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