As part of the 2013 learning disability strategy 'the keys to life', the Scottish Government has funded Camphill Scotland to pilot the use of social pedagogy in supporting young people and adults. A group of staff from two Camphill communities in Scotland (Blair Drummond and Tiphereth) will be trained in social pedagogy and supported to build on their previously-accumulated skills and knowledge. The group will use the Outcomes that Matter framework to record the progress of some of the people they support.
Using an action research approach, the team are evaluating whether and to what extent social pedagogy (SP) has impacted positively on people who are supported at Tiphereth and Blair Drummond. The objectives of the evaluation are to:
Explore the impact of SP training on staff
Examine whether and in what way SP has influenced staff’s behaviour
Identify facilitators and barriers to implementation of SP in the two services
Determine the added value of SP in these services
Explore the impact of the use of SP on people using the services
Determine the extent to which the Project has met its objective