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Social Pedagogy across Europe


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This Social Pedagogy across Europe offered by Coursera in partnership with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is structured in eight sessions presented over four weeks – an introductory session, six sessions outlining social pedagogy in different European countries  and sharing some innovative practice insights, and a review session to support you in applying your learning.

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This Social Pedagogy across Europe offered by Coursera in partnership with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is the first Massive Open Online Course focused on social pedagogy – a relationship-centred approach to supporting people’s learning, well-being and social inclusion in ways that promote social justice.

Through this course, we aim to:

  • Give you an insight into how social pedagogy has been developing across Europe, highlighting both the diversity and connections,
  • Highlight the importance of valuing every person as intrinsically ‘rich’, recognising their unique potential and ability to be a valuable member of society,
  • Introduce you to ways in which you can bring this belief to life in everyday interactions and relationships that support people’s learning, nurture their well-being and enable them to feel included in society,
  • Ensure you are familiar with the most fundamental aspects of social pedagogical practice in ways that are applicable in your own personal and professional life.

If you are currently working with children, young people, families, community groups, vulnerable adults or older people, then this course will be highly relevant. 

You will gain a panoramic overview of social pedagogy, which explores the principles and key thematic areas in ways that are practice-relevant and can be easily applied in any educational and care setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Course Overview and welcome
  • Introduction to Social Pedagogy across Europe and Participatory Practice
  • Social Pedagogy in Germany - Resource-Orientated Practice
  • Social Pedagogy in the UK – Creativity
  • Social Pedagogy in Denmark – Purposeful Shared Activities
  • Social Pedagogy in the Czech Republic – Prevention
  • Social Pedagogy in Spain - Community Education
  • Social Pedagogy in Belgium – Social Justice
  • Social Pedagogy in a Wider Context

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

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