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social pedagogue





Social pedagogues provide care, support, and education to children and young persons with different backgrounds or capabilities. They develop educational processes for young persons to be in charge of their own experiences, using a multi-disciplinary approach set to the learning experience. Social pedagogues contribute to the individuals' learning, welfare, and societal inclusion, and put an emphasis on building self-reliance.

Scope note

Social pedagogues include in their practice the contributions of family members and other relevant professionals to the task of educating children and young people.

Alternative Labels

community education practitioner

community educator

community social pedagogue

cultural animator

practitioner in social pedagogy

qualified social pedagogue

social educator

social outreach worker

social pedagogue

social pedagogue cultural animation

social pedagogy practitioner

social pedagogy project worker

social pedagogy team worker

social work pedagogue

socio-cultural animator

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences