Social Pedagogy Professional Association Conference: Education in its broadest sense
Oct 06, 2017 09:30 AM
End: Oct 06, 2017 05:00 PM
Location: Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, UCL, London WC1H 9HQ
Join us at the inaugural Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) conference, 'Education in its broadest sense', for a welcoming and invigorating blend of inspirational key note speakers, experiential and practice based workshops, evolving special interest groups and networking.
Care and education are twin aims of social pedagogy: it is where care and education meet. Evaluations of social pedagogy training and development activities clearly show workforce development benefits as well as benefits for children and young people.
This conference aims to provide a place where everyone
interested in social pedagogy can learn, debate, network, share good practice
and gain new ideas. It will create a space to make links between children’s
social care and other settings where a social pedagogic approach might be
- Who is this conference for?
- an interest or background in social pedagogy
- those who work in the education/health/social care sector such as residential and foster carers
- those who provide services for care leavers and adoption support, early childhood education and care workers,
- education services,
including schools, virtual schools, residential schools,
- Pupil Referral Units, youth justice, early help and family support,
- those who work in youth and community, advocacy and participation services,
- person-centred care, mental
health support, day care and supported living for adults.
- Participation opportunities
Speakers include Professor Peter Moss, Emeritus Professor at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) based at the IOE, and Nicola Boyce, Social Pedagogy Trainer at St Christopher's Fellowship.
Professor Peter Moss will present the keynote speech on 'Social Pedagogy and school-based education – distant relatives or close family?’.
Early bird fees available until Friday 18 August 2017.
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