SPPA Update – June 2017


The Social Pedagogy Professional Association was launched in February 2017 at the British Academy. Since then 65 people have become Founding Members. SPPA aims to be the professional home of social pedagogy in the UK. It has three main purposes: • It offers recognition of learning programmes undertaken. It gives official sector endorsement of social pedagogy […]

Social Pedagogy in Germany – Integration in the Community by Professor Claire Cameron


In Berlin, SOS Kinderdorf runs a service that is focused on the twin concepts of ‘integration’ and ‘meeting the communities’ needs’. The service is based in a large and beautiful building, with much natural light, in a multi-cultural neighbourhood that has recently become car free – a pedestrian and playing street. Most of the people […]

University of Salford: An inspiring social pedagogy learning event by Professor Pat Petrie


On 26 May 2017, Jameel Hadi, Lecturer at University of Salford, hosted an Introduction to Social Pedagogy learning event, an inspiring forerunner for their soon to be launched MA in social pedagogy. Introducing Social Pedagogy: Collaborating with Individuals & Communities

Social Pedagogy in the world today: a round up of some developments


USA Danish pedagogue Mette Christiansen leading on the Bachelor degree in Human Services at City University, New York reports successfully expanding the social pedagogic theme in her classes. She states, “’Social pedagogy’ rolls off the tongues of my students now.” She’s also just developed a graduate course, “Autism and Human Services” where she integrates social […]

We were at the SPDN on 6th and 7th April 2017


The SPPA Team attended the Social Pedagogy Development Network (SPDN) on 6th and 7th April 2017 at West Kent College in Tonbridge, Kent. The main theme was around nurturing well-being. The SPPA Team enjoyed meeting SPDN participants. SPPA trustee Helen Jones was interviewed by SPPA volunteer Janet Grauberg regarding SPPA, its membership offer, and its relationship […]

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