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Social Pedagogy Development Network


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We cordially invite you to join us at the next Social Pedagogy Development Network event hosted by Kibble Education and Care Centre in Paisley.

The SPDN is a grassroots movement, a place for practitioners, students, service managers and academics alike to find out how organisations up and down the UK (and beyond) have so far developed social pedagogy within their services, and to share ideas and connect with other professionals who have a similar passion for their practice. Its free events, hosted twice a year by different organisations, aim to increase our collective understandings of social pedagogy in ways that are inspiring, practice-relevant and reflective of social pedagogical principles and values. We aim to stimulate reflection on how professionals can further develop their practice and thus make an even bigger difference to children, families and groups they engage with. And through the SPDN we have learned a lot about what social pedagogical practice might look like in children’s homes, fostering services, family support services, communities for adults with disabilities, residential schools and many other settings.

Who can come? Anybody working with children, young people, families or other adult groups in a care, health or educational setting is welcome to join us. We generally have a broad mix of practitioners, senior managers, policy-makers, students, researchers and academics with a variety of backgrounds participating in the SPDN. We also want the SPDN to be a forum where all participants can further extend their understanding of social pedagogy, no matter what prior knowledge of social pedagogy they might have. We believe the SPDN thrives on the passion and views that each participant has to offer and which make every SPDN event a creative, vibrant hub for dialogue, learning and relationship-building.

Please book your free place here to ensure you will receive all relevant information. To keep the SPDN a free and diverse event we can only offer up to 4 places per organisation. Thank you for your understanding.