The Rees Centre organises a range of free seminars and events related to fostering, many of them open to the public.

Public Seminar: Social Pedagogy in the UK today: where are we up to and where are we going?
Speaker: Professor Claire Cameron, UCL Institute of Education 

Monday 12 Feb 2018 at 5pm
University of Oxford Department of Education 
15 Norham Gardens Oxford 

Social Pedagogy is often translated as ‘education in its broadest sense’, and brings an educational lens to social problems. This seminar will introduce Social Pedagogy from its origins in 19C Germany, discuss the findings of comparative research focused on looked after children in Denmark, Germany and England, and map recent policy and practice initiatives to adapt social pedagogic approaches to work with children, young people, and families in multiple settings in the UK. I will finish by presenting ongoing work to develop infrastructure for the development of social pedagogy in the UK.  

Claire Cameron has been researching care, social pedagogy, gender, the children’s workforce, looked after children and early childhood education and care since the early 1990s. Publications include Men in the Nursery: gender and caring work (1999); Care Work in Europe: current understandings and future directions (2007); Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People: where care and education meet (2011); Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Care: European policy and practice (2014); Educating Children and Young People in Care: learning placements and caring schools (2015); The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy (2017).

The public seminar is free to attend and no registration required. Drinks will be served after the event in the Common Room.

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