The sources listed in the ‘see also’ section below were used when creating this week’s materials – you can consult them for more information on the topic.Social Pedagogy, it could be argued, is all about ‘being’ – about being with others and forming relationships, being in the presence and focussing on initiating learning processes, being authentic and genuine, using one’s own personality, and about being there in a supportive, empowering manner. Social pedagogy is like an art form; its not just a skill to learn but needs to be brought to life through the social pedagogues ‘Haltung’ (her mind set or attitude). In other words, social pedagogy is not so much about what you do, but ‘how’ you do it. This perspective of social pedagogy means that it is dynamic, creative and process-orientated rather than mechanical, procedural and automated. This means it requires a social pedagogue to not be just a pair of hands, but a whole person.
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