Mark K Smith: current research projects

Working with young people in difficult times

I am currently researching for a new book – supported by The Joseph Rank Trust. The research explores the challenges facing churches, schools and youth groups when approaching work with young people in the current economic, social and political climate. It also looks at what they can uniquely offer young people.

Social pedagogy

This research project, undertaken with Tony Jeffs, is for a new book focusing on the nature and practice of social pedagogy. We explore in particular, the nature of pedagogy and what this means as a social practice – and as a practice for sociality. An early part of this project can be found on What is pedagogy?

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