Social pedagogy/social
education: academic status and
challenges in Europe
Xavier Úcar
Dpt. Pedagogia Sistemàtica i Social...
Structure
• Spanish SP and SE from historical perspective

• Social Pedagogy in Latin America and Europe:
Social Work vs S...
SPANISH
SOCIAL PEDAGOGY AND SOCIAL
EDUCATION FROM HISTORICAL
PERSPECTIVE
FRANCOPHONE
ANGLO-SAXON
(Early twentieth century)
(50-60s)
(60s)
Practical
STREAMS OF EDUCATIONAL THOUGHT(problem solving)...
(Adapted from SAEZ, 2007)

Social Pedagogy - Social Education

• Interdisciplinary
matrix of knowledge
• Educational resea...
• Specifically addressed to the development of sociability
of individuals, groups or communities, whether physical
or virt...
SOCIAL PEDAGOGY
IN LATIN AMERICA AND
EUROPE:
SOCIAL WORK VS SOCIAL
EDUCATION
SOCIAL PEDAGOGY/SOCIAL EDUCATION
LATIN-AMERICA

(URUGUAY, CHILE,
ARGENTINA, BRAZIL,
ECUADOR, MÉXICO, etc.)
• Popular Educa...
Level 1.

SOCIAL WORK
understood as a wide action field

Level 2.
SOCIAL WORK - SOCIAL EDUCATION - OTHERS
Regulated Profes...
(Calderón & Gotor,
2013)
CURRENT CHALLENGES
OF SOCIAL PEDAGOGY
1. Build as an autonomous discipline through
discussion and consensus among academics and
practitioners.

2. Confront and ...
4. Clarify its relations with the different social
professions, especially with the educational
ones (social work; social ...
THANK

YOUhttp://uab.academia.edu/xavieruc
ar
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Social Pedagogy/Social Education: academic status and challenges in Europe

  1. 1. Social pedagogy/social education: academic status and challenges in Europe Xavier Úcar Dpt. Pedagogia Sistemàtica i Social March, 2014 Lillehammer (Norway) http://uab.academia.edu/XavierUcar
  2. 2. Structure • Spanish SP and SE from historical perspective • Social Pedagogy in Latin America and Europe: Social Work vs Social Education • Current challenges of SP
  3. 3. SPANISH SOCIAL PEDAGOGY AND SOCIAL EDUCATION FROM HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
  4. 4. FRANCOPHONE ANGLO-SAXON (Early twentieth century) (50-60s) (60s) Practical STREAMS OF EDUCATIONAL THOUGHT(problem solving), AND Pragmatic, scientific, Theoretical, philosophical Focused on ACTION THAT Focused on SCIENCIES IN THE XXth CAME TO SPAIN Focused on SOCIAL/CULTURAL OF EDUCATION EDUCATION PEDAGOGY GERMAN CENTURY S O C I A L P E D A G O G Y PROFESSIONALISATION • Socio-cultural Animation and leisure • Specialized education • Adult Education • Adult Basic Education (EBA) • Occupational / employment training • Socio-cultural Animation (1991) Social Education
  5. 5. (Adapted from SAEZ, 2007) Social Pedagogy - Social Education • Interdisciplinary matrix of knowledge • Educational research field • Social and Educational practice • Social profession • Educational university degree Professionalization DISCIPLINAR FIELD PROFESSIONAL FIELD
  6. 6. • Specifically addressed to the development of sociability of individuals, groups or communities, whether physical or virtual. Socialization and sociability as specific spaces to Social Pedagogy and Social Education. • Looking for and helping the participation of individuals, groups or communities in social and cultural life, especially those who are vulnerable, at social risk or in social conflict • Acting in different contexts, physical and virtual, in that daily life of individuals, groups and communities develop.
  7. 7. SOCIAL PEDAGOGY IN LATIN AMERICA AND EUROPE: SOCIAL WORK VS SOCIAL EDUCATION
  8. 8. SOCIAL PEDAGOGY/SOCIAL EDUCATION LATIN-AMERICA (URUGUAY, CHILE, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, ECUADOR, MÉXICO, etc.) • Popular Education • Indigenous Education • Participatory ActionResearch • Systematization • Theatre of the oppressed • Liberation Theology EUROPE L A S T D E C A D E NORDIC COUNTRIES UK • Community Development • Sciences of Education • Social Pedagogy GERMANY • Social Pedagogy SPAIN • Social Pedagogy • Social • Community Development • Specialized Education • Socio-cultural Animation • Adult Education FRANCE • Specialized Education • Socio-cultural Animation
  9. 9. Level 1. SOCIAL WORK understood as a wide action field Level 2. SOCIAL WORK - SOCIAL EDUCATION - OTHERS Regulated Profession or recognized professional category Level 3. Health Others Disability (ASC, School, etc.) Specialized Professions in the field of Social Education (Calderón & Gotor, 2013)
  10. 10. (Calderón & Gotor, 2013)
  11. 11. CURRENT CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL PEDAGOGY
  12. 12. 1. Build as an autonomous discipline through discussion and consensus among academics and practitioners. 2. Confront and overcome the gap between theory and practice, between academia and the profession; between the academic discourses and professional practices 1. Deepen and broaden the epistemological, methodological and technical research in SP
  13. 13. 4. Clarify its relations with the different social professions, especially with the educational ones (social work; social education, sociocultural animation; social integration, cultural management; etc.) 5. Build new knowledge and theories from the research, analysis and systematization of practices 6. Building a global network linking organizations, associations and research networks in SP and SE
  14. 14. THANK YOUhttp://uab.academia.edu/xavieruc ar

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