Social Pedagogy

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K218 Working with children, young people and families Mind Map on Social Pedagogy, created by selinaward on 05/05/2013.

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Social Pedagogy
1 Social pedagogy is a concept which is practised throughout Europe, however is particularly evident in Denmark, Norway and Germany
1.1 Pedagogues work in a variety of settings, e.g Childhood centres, resisidential homes, youth work and also for adults with disabilities
1.1.1 Social pedagogues work closely with individuals and groups to enable them to develop their potential as social beings
1.1.1.1 There is an importance placed on team working and valuing the contributions of other people including families, communities and other professionals (This can be linked with the "web of relationships", Integrated working, team around the child"
1.1.1.2 Stig Lund chapter 10 "Young Europeans" talks about the emphasis on relationships and how learning in a social context can be a deciding factor for the developement of personality
1.1.1.3 Social pedagogues have a very different kind of education and training in terms of length, level and structure
2 The social pedagogical approach could be described as a holistic approach. Which uses a combination of practice,theory and training to support and focus on the whole child/young person throughout their developement
2.1 There is an importance placed on reflection and the ability to bring both theorectial understanding and self-knowledge to the process of working with young people
2.1.1 Common competencies; the ability to work with both groups and individuals, effective communication, non-judgemental values and the ability to think critically, listen and work democratically
2.1.1.1 Democracy is a key aspect in all training and practice of social pedagogues
2.2 Social pedagogy has been referred to as work with "head. heart and hands" and its focus is on reflection, self knowledge and shared practical settings
3 An emphasis is placed on associate spaces. The pedagogical approach promotes social inclusion by encouraging practitioners to share life spaces such as; working and living areas with children and young people, and not exist in separate areas
3.1 Pedagogical approach promotes social inclusion by encouraging practitioners to share life spaces such as; working and living areas with children and young people, and not exist in separate areas
3.1.1 Associative spaces in the social pedagogical approach are used to improve relationships and communications between adults and young people. It is via theses social interactions that dialogue is shared and relationships are strengthened
3.1.1.1 Associative life between children and adults in Denmark was successful. For example Danish young people stated, “they enjoyed spending time with the pedagogues” and often went on holiday with them or shared “cosy time” such as, watching TV.
3.1.1.2 Pat Petrie Chapter 9 "Associate spaces" identifies the social pedalogical approach has a clear emphasis on associative spaces when children and adults spend time together.
4 Children and young people should be respected and trusted to act responsibility . The pedagogues achieve this level of trust by not constantly supervising, and allowing children to make their own judgements
4.1 The emphasis on relationship building with children and young people including the developement of practical skills to facilitate this
4.1.1 7 year old boy in care was allowed to walk unaccompanied into the town centre, this would not be permitted in the UK . However, the care worker stated, that it is “very important to show the child you trust them”.
4.1.2 MPs from Children's schools and families select committee visited Denmark. 6/10 children leaving care in Denmark go on to higher education, compared to only 6/100 UK
4.2 The emphasis on children's rights, participation and empowerment
4.3 Social pedagogue's role involves caring for children and young people in both the emotional and physical sense, whilst also teaching them life skills such as; socialisation, responsibility and interpersonal skills
4.4 The child is seen as a social being, connected to others and at the same time with his or her own distinctive experiences and knowledges
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