Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People
Introducing Social Pedagogy
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|Format:||Paperback, 176 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 April 2011|
For those working with children, effective communication is a crucial part of building relationships and encouraging children's emotional and intellectual development. This practical guide places the adult-child relationship at the heart of practice, and focuses on the child as a whole person - aiming to support their overall development through strong relationships built around effective communication. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, how to deal with questions, conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. It also draws on the innovative ideas found in social pedagogic theory, such as listening, reflection and teamwork, conveyed in an accessible way. The book contains exercises, topics for personal reflection or group discussion, and suggestions for observations. This will be a crucial text for all those in the children's workforce including early years professionals, teachers, social workers, counsellors and practitioners working with children in care.
Table of Contents
1. Social Pedagogy and Interpersonal Communication.; 2. Nonverbal Communication.; 3. Careful Listening.; 4. Being an Encouraging Listener.; 5. Feedback.; 6. Reflecting Feelings.; 7. Communications About Yourself.; 8. Questions.; 9. Messages About Power, Messages About Equality.; 10. Conflict: When You Are Criticised.; 11. Confronting Problems.; 12. Communicating in Groups and Meetings.; 13. Interpersonal Communication for the Children's Workforce: Overview.
About the Author
Pat Petrie is Professor of Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, UK. Her work focuses on social and educational policy and practice towards children in the UK and elsewhere, with a strong focus on social pedagogy. Her interests also lie in play and childcare, services for disabled children and their families, 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.
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.27 kg)|