A collection of articles exploring education, learning and community. We look, in particular, to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.
Mary Wollstonecraft on education. Mary Wollstonecraft has long been appreciated as a major political thinker – but she also made important contributions to educational theory and practice. Barry Burke investigates.
Caring in education. In this article Nel Noddings explores the nature of caring relations and encounters in education and some of the difficulties educators have with them. She also looks at caring relations as the foundation for pedagogical activity.
Social pedagogy. The German tradition of social pedagogy has become associated with social work. This tends to obscure its educational credentials as ‘education for sociality’, particularly to English-language readers. Here we explore its history and current status.
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Developments within different areas of work
Association, democracy and civil society: exploring civil society, civic participation, the development of community and association, and the activities of educators and animateurs.
Christian youth work and youth ministry: exploring the development and current experience of Christian youth work and youth ministry.
Community learning and development: exploring the development, theory and practice of community development and community work.
Groupwork: exploring the principles, theory, practice and development of work with groups.
Helping: exploring the theory and practice of helping.
Informal and non-formal education: the experiences, practice and theories of informal education and non-formal education.
Informal Jewish education: exploring the principles and practice of informal Jewish education
Lifelong learning and adult education: exploring the development of theory and practice in adult education and lifelong learning
Research for practice: exploring research within and around informal education and social action.
Schools: explore the possibilities of informal education, social pedagogy, community learning and development and social action for schools.
Settlements and social action centres: exploring the special contribution of university, social and educational settlements.
Social action, social change and social reform: exploring the arenas, ideas and theorists of social action, social change and social reform for educators and animateurs.
Social pedagogy: exploring the theory and practice of social pedagogy.
Teaching and pedagogy. Exploring the theory, practice and commitments involved in teaching and pedagogy
Youth work: exploring the theory and practice of youth work and youth development