Past Events

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


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 

21/09/2017 - 22/09/2017

12:30 - 13:30

Webinar: Social Pedagogy - why the creative and performing arts?

In many countries the arts have a special place in the education of social pedagogues. We will explore why they are valued and find out see how arts agencies in their work with children and adults can draw on social pedagogic


09:30 - 17:00

Focused Learning Day - A Creative Dialogue: arts and culture, the common third in social pedagogy

Speakers: Helen Chambers, Arts and Care Researcher and Trainer and Jenny Young, Arts Director at Blue Cabin

The day will enable space for conversations about the place of arts and cultural organisations and practitioners within social pedagogy


12:30 - 13:30

Free webinar: Experiential learning and practice

The webinar recording is now available to SPPA members. Please note that you will need to log in with your membership details to access it.


09:30 - 17:30

Focused Learning Day: How to handle a moral dilemma

Eighteen participants from Scotland and Ireland met with Nicola Boyce and Soren

01/05/0020 - 01/05/2020

12:00 - 14:00

Lockdown social pedagogy – how is social pedagogy supporting you in these strange times?

Dear all,

One of the desired outcomes you wanted from our last webinar was to create regular online gatherings to share your experiences ideas and learning during the lockdown and connecting with colleagues across the UK and Ireland.

We are

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