Past Events

04/10/2019

09:00 - 16:30

SPPA conference 2019: Creativity and Social Pedagogy - Towards transformative practice

Social pedagogy is inherently creative. Social pedagogy thrives not on rulebooks but principles and contingencies. Social pedagogues often respond to a situation by saying ‘it depends’, and draw on theory, experience and team work to help them decide

03/10/2019

16:30 - 19:00

Annual General Meeting 2019

Dear SPPA members,

In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA), notification is hereby given of the third Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation. The AGM will take place on

29/08/2019

11:00 - 16:00

FREE seminar - Drawing out ‘everyday expertise’ in relational work: meaningful alternatives to codifying professional knowledge and systematising practice through ‘evidence-based’ manuals

Join The Social Pedagogy Professional Association and academics from the UK, Denmark and Brazil (including Mogens Jensen, Lotte Junker-Harbo, Line Sojberg Bjerre, Mark Smith, Maria Helena Zamora) in their exploration of how reactions to increasing global

30/01/2019 - 31/01/2019

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Social pedagogy in residential child care

This webinar will look into principles of social pedagogy utilized in residential child care in Denmark and Germany. The webinar will be delivered by Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang, Director of The Lighthouse - a new and innovative children's home established on

06/12/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Social pedagogic approaches in the work with older people - give us a steer!

After a project on working with older people, including a workshop in Leicester in April this year, Pat & Thure ran a workshop at the recent SPPA conference in Edinburgh to discuss the experience, the reflections they had had with project colleagues

24/10/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Social pedagogy and youth work

This webinar will look into the ways social pedagogy can be effectively utilised in work with children and young people. 

28/09/2018

09:30 - 16:30

SPPA conference 2018 - 'Growing up, growing old, and staying well: a social pedagogical approach'

We are delighted to announce the second annual SPPA conference. We will have speakers and workshops on a variety of topics, exploring our conference theme ‘Growing up, growing old. Staying well: a social pedagogical approach’.

27/09/2018 - 28/09/2018

17:30 - 20:00

SPPA Annual General Meeting 2018

Our AGM is an opportunity for members to meet and have their say on the future direction of SPPA. We will be reporting on the year previous, voting on member submitted motions and appointing further trustees to our board. 

SPPA is

26/04/2018 - 27/04/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Making the most of your SPPA membership

As a member of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA), there are a variety of benefits and resources available to you. This webinar will showcase these resources and assist you in making the most of your SPPA membership. 

24/04/2018

17:30 - 19:30

An Introduction to Social Pedagogy: Salford Meeting

The session is being organised by the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) and is free to attend. Hosted at the Langworthy Cornerstone Association in Salford, the meeting will be a chance to meet other individuals and organisations and

18/04/2018 - 19/04/2018

17:30 - 19:30

An Introduction to Social Pedagogy: Preston Meeting

The session is being organised by the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) and is free to attend. Hosted at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, the meeting will be a chance to meet other individuals and organisations and gain

23/03/2018

12:00 - 14:00

Qualifications Open Session in Social Pedagogy

By 2018, an estimated 2,400 people have had training in social pedagogy across the UK. A variety of qualifications are on offer to provide this training. Find out what qualifications are out there and if they're for you at our Open Session. 

14/03/2018 - 15/03/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy: a learner's perspective

Launched in February 2017, the Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy is now available for individual learners or commissioning organisations. Join our webinar to hear the experiences of the qualification from 3 learners from Surrey County Council.

21/02/2018 - 22/02/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Going back to a new way of doing

To join the webinar from 12.25pm on the day, please click here.

This webinar will look into how social pedagogy links into to social work practice and the practical benefits of applying. It will explore

30/01/2018 - 31/01/2018

18:00 - 20:00

SPPA's London Social

The Social Pedagogy Professional Association is building up networks in the nations and regions of the UK. Building on the success of similar events in Northern Ireland and Scotland, we are holding an informal get together and networking event for SPPA

23/01/2018 - 24/01/2018

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Writing for the International Journal of Social Pedagogy

The International Journal of Social Pedagogy (IJSP) was set up in October 2012 to further the discourse about social pedagogy. The journal welcomes articles that demonstrate innovative contributions which can show the dynamics and the potential of social

22/11/2017 - 23/11/2017

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - 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

17/10/2017 - 18/10/2017

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar - Activities and inclusion: Rediscovering Association

This webinar will look 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

06/10/2017 - 07/10/2017

09:30 - 16:30

SPPA conference 2017 - 'Social Pedagogy as education in its broadest sense'

We are delighted to announce the first SPPA annual conference. We will have speakers from a range of perspectives, from early childhood education to working with older people and foster care, all intrigued by making connections with social pedagogy and

05/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

17:30 - 22:00

SPPA Annual General Meeting

SPPA is delighted to welcome you to its inaugural Annual General Meeting on the evening of 5th October at The Wesley Hotel in London.

The AGM is where we a) report on activities undertaken, b) elect trustees for the next period, and c) make or