Social Pedagogy and Social Work
- Lowis Charfe - University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Ali Gardner - University of Central Lancashire, UK
Social Work & Social Policy (General) | Social Work - Basic Methods & Skills
Are you looking to understand more about social pedagogy? Wanting to see how you can incorporate these approaches into your practice?
Ali Gardner and Lowis Charfe introduce you to this exciting new approach to UK social work practice that has been shaping care services in Europe for decades. It is a holistic approach that requires an absolute commitment to employing your head, heart, and hand in creatively working alongside individuals to support the process of change at an individual, communal, and societal level.
- The authors outline the key concepts, philosophy, and history of social pedagogy to ground you in the theory
- Exercises help you to reflect on how to incorporate this new philosophy into your work
- Practical examples demonstrate how you can apply key principles to your own practice
After reading this book you will be able to confidently engage with social work that emphasises people rather than processes at the heart of intervention.
Outstanding. The only text to explore the theory, principles and practice of Social Pedagogy and modern day Social Work. An engaging and inspiring read for students, practitioners and educators, bringing together decades of research that will shape future social work practice and leave readers thinking, “I want to do this!”
This is, in my opinion, a good book. The pursued objectives are clear and viable, and the content is well structured from a pedagogical point of view. It also strikes the right balance between theory and practice, given that the theoretical perspectives it provides are linked continuously throughout the text with the daily work of professionals in practice. In this sense, one might say that it constitutes a manual of social pedagogy for social workers.
Very useful text on social pedagogy and social work. This a suitable text social care students to explore and reflect on social pedagogy in practice settings.
An excellent text - well constructed and accessible providing some useful insights into different ways of approaching social work/education.
This book is excellent in relation to understanding this area in social work - clear information which is logical and easily accessible.
Useful for those who want an overview of social pedagogy; not only for trainee social workers but for others who work in multi-disciplinary teams