The publication "Socio-pedagogical competence - better relationships" , by Bjarne Wahlgren, Kristina Mariager-Andersson og Sia Hovmand, shows results from a development project on new teachers roles.
“The need for socio-pedagogical competence” was the title of an article in the jubilee edition of ‘Voksenuddannelse’ in April 2012. The following question was asked in the article: Can more focus on students' well being and learning benefits reduce dropout rates at Danish adult education centres (VUCs)?
Now, three years later, a qualified answer has been presented based on the experiences of an extensive development project, the results of which are presented in the following.
The basic thought behind the development project is that the development of teachers’ socio-pedagogical competence elevates the teaching and learning environment, thus having a positive effect on student ab-senteeism, dropout rates and grades.