The pedagogy of compassion at the heart of higher education

Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID:, ed. (2017) The pedagogy of compassion at the heart of higher education. Springer, Netherlands. ISBN 9783319577821. [Book] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57783-8)


This book offers a moral rather than instrumental notion of university education whilst locating the university within society. It reflects a balancing of the instrumentalization of higher education as a mode of employment training and enhances the notion of the students’ well-being being at the core of the university mission. Compassion is examined in this volume as a weaving of diverse cultures and beliefs into a way of recognizing that diversity through a common good offers a way of preparing students and staff for a complex and anxious world. This book provides theoretical and practical discussions of compassion in higher education, it draws contributors from around the world and offers illustrations of compassion in action through a number of international cases studies.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
Item ID: 22136
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 17:11

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