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Jul 7, 2016

Social pedagogy is an approach to working with people which focuses on relationships as a way to help people to learn and develop. It is widely used in Europe but is still in its infancy in the UK. In Scotland there is a small but growing group of organisations that are using social pedagogy, but this is predominantly with children and young people. In 2014, Camphill Scotland received funding from Scottish Government through the Keys to Life strategy on learning disability to pilot the use of social pedagogy with adults with learning disabilities. Camphill has become one of the first organisations to work in this way with adults.

In this episode we hear stories from three staff at Camphill who completed social pedagogy training and are now using it in their practice. Participants include Robina Alford – House Leader, Camphill Blair Drummond; Istvan Tanko – House Leader, Camphill Blair Drummond; Alex Gavin – Support Worker, Camphill Blair Drummond; Sandra Sabiston – Assistant Director, Camphill Blair Drummond; and Kirsten Hogg – Co-Director, Camphill Scotland.

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