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Pat Petrie

Pat Petrie is Professor of Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, UK, where she leads the Centre for Understanding Social Pedagogy (CUSP). Her interests lie in social and educational policy and practice towards children in the UK and elsewhere, with a strong focus on social pedagogy. Her work has included research into play and childcare, services for disabled children and their families, the place of creativity and the arts in social pedagogy, and children in residential and foster care. She is part of the team at the Thomas Coram Research Unit carrying out the Department of Education-funded pilot project investigating the impact of a social pedagogic approach in residential child care. Her publications attract national and international attention.

JKP publications by Pat Petrie

  1. Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

    Where Care and Education Meet

    Inge Bryderup, Stefan Kleipoedszus, Jytte Juul Jensen, Gabriel Eichsteller, Pat Petrie, Janet Boddy, Sylvia Holthoff, Anna Kathrine Frorup, Michael Fielding, Michel Vandenbroeck, Peter Moss, Claire Cameron, Claire Cameron, Peter Moss

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of social pedagogue. With chapters from leading international contributors, it outlines the roots of social pedagogy and its development in Europe, and its role in relation to individuals, groups, communities and societies. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-119-4
    2011, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-232-7
  2. Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

    Introducing Social Pedagogy

    Pat Petrie

    This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8
    2011, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 176pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-331-7