An involving study of the core professional competencies of social educators

Socialpædagogernes Landsforbund (The Danish Association of Social Educators) wanted to narrow in and define the core professional competencies of social workers so that in the future, they will be better equipped to help their members with delimiting and clarifying their competencies and hereby strengthen their position in the labor market.

Actant visited several social educators’ work places and investigated – by applying methods from the design anthropology – what the core professional competencies imply in practice according to the practicing social educators themselves. Through specially designed exercises, images, quotes, and short movies, we documented and described the core professional competencies in a lively and visual manner. Actant delivered a core competency description, which the members of the Danish Association of Social Educators were able to recognize and take ownership of.


We have gotten a lot of value for our money. Your overview and professionalism makes your customers trust that every detail is in place. 
Line Freja Rasmussen, Social Educator Consultant, the Danish Association of Social Educators

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