Posts Tagged ‘UK’
It is with great interest that we are following how social pedagogy is developing as a field of practice and theory in the UK. There are some great initiatives to spread the understanding and knowledge of social pedagogy and a group of people who are putting many efforts towards this.
In the latest newsletter you can read about how they spread the word of social pedagogy through seminars, field visits and other networking events, how they find inspiration from social pedagogy in Germany and Denmark, and how this “movement” has now also spread to Ireland.
Read the newsletter to learn more about the development in the UK and be inspired.
The AIEJI secretariat has received a notification of two new job vacancies in the UK for trained and experienced social pedagogues/social educators in the fostering sector.
Read this document for more details: UK job vacancies.
Please contact Jacaranda Recruitment directly for further information, as AIEJI is not in any way engaged, involved or related to the posted vacancies: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have mentioned earlier the project of Fair Start, which is an online training programme for people working in children’s homes. The programme is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Although the project has now ended, the website continues to be a platform of information where you can also find the material of the project.
Read more about Fair Start.
Here is another interesting article about social work in the UK. In the UK, this also includes the care and support given to persons with developmental disabilities, but not people working in child services.
The article discusses the fact that a lot of social work is now being transferred to “social health assistants” who do not need the same level of education as social workers. So they do not have the same kind of expertise.
Another issue is the fact that there is such a tight focus on tasks carried out and the time spent – what is referred to the “care management straitjacket” – meaning social workers spend more and more time in front of the computer rather than with the citizens with needs.
To get an insight to social work in the UK, read the article here.
In the UK there is a new and very interesting development going on concerning social pedagogy. Social pedagogy in the UK covers child and youth care work and has become a subject of focus for researchers, practitioners, teachers and other professionals working in the field as a way to understand and improve the life of children, especially those in public care.
To read more about what our colleagues in the UK are up to please go to the following websites where you will also find references to articles and relevant publications:
ThemPra – Theory Meets Practice
Jacaranda Recruitment – Helps professionals from Europe find social care work in the UK
Social Pedagogy UK, ThemPra and Jacaranda Recruitment are the three forces that together push the development in and interest of social pedagogy in the UK forward.
In the discussion about the professional development of social pedagogy/social education I asked a British colleague, Claire Cameron from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, in the UK to give an account of the development of social pedagogy in the UK.
Read here about the status of Social Pedagogy in the UK.
If you are interested in working in the UK as a social pedagogue/social educator, there may be some interesting job opportunities on this list: Jobs in the UK.
Jacaranda Recruitment is an agency that recruits social educators/social pedagogues to work in the UK. On the request of Jacaranda Recruitment AIEJI posts the list of available job opportunities but has otherwise nothing to with the jobs, the recruitment process, the employers, Jacaranda Recruitment or anything else related to this matter.
For all information, please contact the contact person on the list.