Spending stars

By Isabella Wells, 1st year BACY student I didn’t have any idea of what Rotterdam would be like, all I knew was that the Dutch have a friendly reputation and their educational system has been rated positively. When I arrived in Rotterdam I was surprised by how modern the city is, everywhere you look you … Continue reading Spending stars

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Henk Oosterling’s lesson: Responsibility starts early

Further reflections by Alina Next, the University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, offered us a lesson to remember. With hints of John Dewey, and a flavour of social pedagogy, Henk Oosterling’s TED talk about a more contemporary battle was simple but powerful. Using the example of London riots, the philosopher stressed the importance of up-bringing, of … Continue reading Henk Oosterling’s lesson: Responsibility starts early

A visit to Rotterdam: integration, segregation and assimilation

By Elsie Whittington In the last two years Sussex's Education and Social work department have played host to two groups of social pedagogue students from Rotterdam.  Russell Whiting and Janet Boddy have been the key contacts and involved the students in classes, taken them on visits to social work placements and provided the students with … Continue reading A visit to Rotterdam: integration, segregation and assimilation