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Social Justice and Social Pedagogy webinar

As we tread carefully into this new year, still reeling from 2020, we may be tempted to put last year behind us and move on. But in ‘moving on’ we run the risk of losing some of the valuable learning that came with the battles and the pain of this unique year. Matters of social justice were made much clearer to more people in 2020 - inequalities rooted in centuries and decades past were brought into sharp, painful focus at a time when solidarity, co-operation and empathy were needed, perhaps more than ever, to keep societies, communities and people going and coping with a myriad of challenges.

While social pedagogy is undoubtedly concerned with what happens in everyday practice, it is equally concerned with how societal and institutional structures and systems contribute to or cause inequalities. Social pedagogues/social pedagogy practitioners and educators have a responsibility to make ourselves aware of and actively challenge political powers in the fight for social justice and equality. Come and join us in exploring how we can better understand and promote social justice in 2021 as individuals, groups and as a profession.

United by concern after reading and considering the wider implications of the article ‘English schools being banned from using anti-capitalist material in teaching’, and a desire to stimulate more thinking, debate and action in the social pedagogy community we have gathered together a small group of academics and experienced practitioners to help us start this new year with a webinar on social justice.

To whet your appetite we recommend this article from Ryynanen and Nivala (2018) that explores inequality as a social pedagogic question.

Happy New Year! May this be a year of more equality, because equality is better for everyone.


This webinar is free of charge, but we are kindly asking for donations. Your donation helps SPPA to stay alive. We suggest a donation of £5 but we will be very grateful to receive any amount. If you are struggling at the moment, no worries, you can still help us by spreading the voice and sharing the event on social media.

The funds received will be used to support the profession, organise more events, promote Social Pedagogy knowledge and practice and keep spreading the word in the UK and internationally


Please also consider becoming a SPPA member to form part of the social pedagogy family and help shape Social Pedagogy with us. 


Looking forward to seeing you!

If you have any questions, please email us at



Prof Claire Cameron – SPPA Patron
Maria Cláudia Santos Lopes de Oliveira
Lowis Charfe
Cecile Remy

Event Details


13:00 - 15:00