by Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Sheila Cooper and Steve Kirkwood
From July to September 2014, a social pedagogy training programme was provided for 15 staff from across two Camphill communities (Tiphereth and Blair Drummond) in Scotland. A further three days of Social Pedagogy Leadership training were provided in December 2014 for a further 14 staff from both communities. The project was funded by the Scottish Government and was directly linked to recommendations made in the Keys to Life, a ten year strategy for improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.
In the course of their evaluation the project team sought evidence of the development of seven core social pedagogical values: valuing relationships; valuing equality; valuing the self as a practitioner and person; valuing good communication; valuing teams and communities; valuing the everyday; valuing practical activities.
by Gabriel Eichsteller and Sylvia Holthoff
Essex County Council embraced social pedagogy following a 3-year pilot project to develop social pedagogy within its children’s residential services, a National Centre for Excellent in Residential Child Care (NCERCC) and the Social Education Trust (SET) study that concluded that participants welcomed the holistic child centred social pedagogic approach and research by the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) that care experiences of young people in Denmark and Germany are better than in the UK.
How this happened and what this has achieved is described in this report.
Read the Essex Report 2012.
by Ian Milligan, Assistant Director, Scottish Institute for Child Care
Sycamore Services, part of Aberlour Childcare Trust is a scottish residential care setting. It piloted a social pedagogy programme for their child care staff. Read about the evaluation of this programme.