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Animate, care, educate. The core processes of social pedagogy and informal education. Pedagogy can be viewed as a process of accompanying people and bringing flourishing and relationship to life (animation); caring for, and about, people (caring); and drawing out learning (education). Here we explore these core processes.

Haltung, pedagogy and informal education: Within informal education and social pedagogy, the character and integrity of practitioners is seen as central to the processes of working with others. Here we explore how the German notion of ‘haltung’ draws together key elements around this pivotal concern for pedagogues and informal educators.

Youth sports and non-formal education: Social justice, or social control?: In this piece, Ioannis Costas Batlle explores youth sport as non-formal education and its relationship to neoliberalism, social justice and social control.

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Friendship and education: In this set of articles we examine some key questions surrounding the theory and experience of friendship – and the significance for education and educators.

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Acknowledgements: Downtown Phoenix, remix by Kevin Dooley. Sourced from Flickr and reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/10093100665/

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