Article of the month – Leisure and youth clubs’ work with young people of ethnic minority background living in socially deprived housing areas: creating processes of hope and empowerment through social pedagogical work


Hello April!! The article of this month is about “creating processes of hope and empowerment through social pedagogical work”. It was written by Kirsten Elisa Petersen and chosen by Hannah Severn. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS ARTICLE HANNAH? “The word hope for me is synonymous with this time of year, Spring bringing about sunshine, new beginnings and […]



  Special Issue When Social Pedagogy Goes to School Innovative approaches promoting agency, community and democracy in formal education   CALL FOR PAPERS The International Journal of Social Pedagogy (IJSP) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing articles on social pedagogy in the broadest sense. In the last decades, increased attention has been paid to the […]

Article of the month: The Notion of ‘Haltung’ in Social Pedagogy


Robyn Kemp, SPPA chair shares with us the article of the month: The Notion of ‘Haltung’ in Social Pedagogy, by Gabriel Eichsteller There is much to admire about Volodymyr Zelensky , not least of which is his strong #haltung: actions truly guided by values. This article written by Gabriel is as relevant today as it was 12 […]

SPPA’s ideas for change: social pedagogy training for every professional working with children


December 2021 Last month the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care launched a Call for Ideas asking the community to share their thoughts for change. Robyn Kemp, SPPA Chair of trustees and Cecile Remy, SPPA trustee wrote an amazing proposal that has social pedagogy at its core. Social pedagogy for every professional working with children […]

Did you know that you can get conference tickets for only £20?


Our annual conference Social Distance & Togetherness: The Role of Social Pedagogy in Navigating Difficult Journeys is taking place on 9th September 2021 from 9:30 am to 3:0 pm. SPPA’s interactive online conference is not like other conferences where participants can’t get involved very much. The last eighteen months has encouraged us to explore how […]

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