Course Profile

Course Profile: Introduction to Social Pedagogy
(1 Day)
Social Pedagogy is a methodology that has helped drive meaningful change by developing child-centred practice across Europe. Now adopted by some local authorities in the UK, it has achieved positive change for many young people in the UK especially in residential children’s services. Starting by critically reflecting on individual performance, this course aims to empower staff to genuinely put young people at the centre of child-care practice and how to embed this in order to maintain improved outcomes.

It is based on an academic discipline that draws on core theories from various related disciplines, such as education, sociology, psychology and philosophy. In essence, it is concerned with well-being, learning and growth. This is underpinned by person-centred values that view people as active and resourceful individuals, highlights the importance of including them into the wider community and aims to tackle or prevent social problems and inequality.

We have designed this package to introduce and explain this methodology and how it can be applied in a British context. The course will provide professionals with a clear understanding of the benefits of using social pedagogic approaches and how they can achieve the best results for young people.
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF Units
CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, CYPOP35, CYPOP37, CYPOP4, CYPOP44, HSC3045, LDSSMP2, LDSSMP3, LLUK302, SCMP2, SCMP3
The course is designed for Foster carers, residential support workers, social workers and anyone working within the educational and youth-work field.
This course can be used by managers as an introduction into the world of social pedagogy.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • hat social pedagogy is and how to explore the ways that it is being used to achieve better outcomes
  • Beginning the process of using critical reflection as a tool to improve individual performance
  • How social pedagogy can assist in building holistic, meaningful relationships
  • Haltung and the duty that it imposes on workers
  • Learning to place child-centred methodologies at the centre of their practice
  • Introducing and embracing the methodology of ‘Head Heart and Hands’
  • Redrawing professional relationships using critical reflection and the 3 P’s
  • The Common Third Model
  • Senniger’s Learning Zone Model
  • The Multiple Intelligences model
  • Use of non-violent communication
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts