Archived webinars

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22/11/2017 A social pedagogy approach to organisational change Social pedagogy is developing in the UK as a relationship-based approach to working with children and young people, and increasingly other groups of people. We hear stories of how relationships are transformed, outcomes are improved and staff are motivated to give of their best. But we also hear how the organisations in which we work are not aligned to social pedagogy approaches, how they focus on risk rather than opportunity, process rather than people, and planning rather than transformational change. This webinar considers ways of thinking about organisations, their routines such as business planning, strategic planning and organisational restructuring, that go with the grain of social pedagogy, and help to create the conditions in which relationship based approaches can thrive. Members only
17/10/2017 Participation and Association In this webinar, Jameel Hadi looks at how involvements in leisure activities promote the strengths and collaboration of young people. This contrasts with partial and targeted approaches to participation that prioritise issues of voice over activity.  Social pedagogy can help validate many examples that exist within health, social care, children’s service and community sectors of using creative activities. In doing so it enables us to reconnect with the UK traditions based in association and social education. Members only
28/09/2017 Why the creative and performing arts? Through the webinar, Prof Pat Petrie discusses the many countries in which the arts have a special place in the education of social pedagogues. She explores why they are valued and how arts agencies, in their work with children and adults can draw on social pedagogic principles, using the artist pedagogue framework. The webinar draws on studies and evaluations conducted in this country by Pat and her colleagues. Members only
06/07/2017 Experiential Learning and Practice On 6th July, Lowis Charfe, Course Leader at University of Central Lancashire delivered a webinar for SPPA on experiential learning and practice. One of the key principles of social pedagogy is about growing and developing from our experiences and reflections. It’s about applying theory into practice. In the webinar, Lowis shared her experience at UCLAN in using experiential and creative ways of teaching based on social pedagogical principles to help her students begin to apply theory to their everyday practice. Her students shared the benefits of experiential learning, too. Read more. Members only
11/05/2017 Developing Children’s Risk Competence Through this webinar, Sylvia and Gabriel from ThemPra, outline the importance and benefits of taking risks, explaining how practitioners can support children and young people in developing greater risk competence. They will explore the place of risks within learning processes and why being exposed to risks can actually help children to LEARN how they can keep themselves safe. Members only
28/02/2017 What is Social Pedagogy? Prof Claire Cameron and Prof Pat Petrie, Centre for Understanding Social Pedagogy (CUSP) at the UCL Institute of Education discusses the field of social pedagogy, its origins and its theoretical perspectives. <br /> <br /> Open file