International Journal of Social Pedagogy Special Issue
‘Creativity and Social Pedagogy’
CALL FOR PAPERS
The International Journal of Social Pedagogy (IJSP) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing articles on social pedagogy in the broadest sense, which includes all aspects of social, philosophical, pedagogical and educational parameters. Relevant areas of practice explored in the journal from a social pedagogical perspective include: education, adult education, life-long learning, social work, social care, personal and social well-being and growth, social-pedagogical problems (for example neglect, intimidation, bullying, prejudices, social marginalisation, school exclusion, etc.), teaching support in schools, family support, youth work, youth and criminal justice, learning disability and physical disability services, support for older people, community education, children’s participation, children’s and human rights.
Social pedagogy is acknowledged to be one of the more creative forms of social professional activity (social pedagogues, social educators, youth and community workers, social workers, animateurs, arts practitioners, carers and users of services and from across the globe). Over the last five to ten years it has attracted wider attention in the UK because of its focus on providing solutions for social isolation and social exclusion not just at the level of the individual and their community but at broader societal levels. These debates have been framed as a response to the more managerial approaches in established forms of intervention such as social and youth work. A key element of this approach to social pedagogy is creativity and the co- production of solutions recognising that the problems faced by people have unique aspects and therefore require an equal partnership between workers and users of services to find effective solutions.
To explore these issues in greater detail this special issue of IJSP will be inviting submissions from academics, professionals and people who use our services, either in collaboration, or separately. We hope that this can draw on a wide range of submissions from across the social professions. Discussion of all forms of creative activity, including theatre/drama, film, poetry, music, dance, simulation etc are welcome. The main themes are:
Using creativity to enhance our interventions
Co-production and creativity
Co-creation through the ‘common third’
Creativity, ‘Haltung’, realising potential and promoting a holistic view of people using our services
Creativity across the life course – exploration of the way creativity can be used with diverse populations
Arts and creativity – beyond therapy
Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted by Friday November 30th 2018. We will invite successful authors (within 21 days) to submit a full draft for editorial review by March 30th 2019. Publication is anticipated to happen at the annual SPPA conference in 2019.
If you have any queries please contact the Guest Editor of this special issue, Dr Kieron Hatton, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass on the call for papers to anyone who may be interested in contributing.