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Imagination and Praxis: Criticality and Creativity in Education and Educational Research

How Higher Education Feels

Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching

Authors: Quinlan, Kathleen M.

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  • This book contains more than 100 short, evocative case studies to prompt discussion and reflection on the practice of teaching in higher education, and is perfect for use in instructional development and in graduate level courses on teaching, learning and student development.
  • This book highlights the key role of emotion, bringing together expert commentators to explore a variety of theoretical perspectives on emotion in higher education. 
  • This book charts new territory by using poems as case studies to contribute to important, under-researched social scientific questions.
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Teaching and learning in higher education can evoke strong feelings, including confusion, anxiety, boredom, curiosity, surprise and exhilaration. These emotions affect students’ learning, progress and overall success. Teachers’ emotions affect how they teach and their relationships and communication with students. Yet the emotional dimensions of teachers’ and students’ experiences are rarely discussed in the context of improving higher education.
This book addresses that gap, offering short, evocative case studies to spark conversation among university teachers. It challenges readers to reflect on how higher education feels, to explore the emotional landscape of courses and programmes they create and consider the emotional effects of messages embedded in various policies and practices. 
Following the student lifecycle from enrolment to reunion, each of the main chapters contains 10 to 15 accessible, emotionally-engaging poems that serve as succinct case studies highlighting how some aspect of learning, teaching or development in higher education feels. Each chapter also contains an expert scholarly commentary that identifies emergent themes across the cases and establishes connections to theory and practice in higher education. The poems-as-case-studies are ideal for use in faculty or educational development workshops or for individual reflection. A variety of theoretical perspectives and associated reflection prompts provide lenses for variously interpreting the poems. An appendix offers suggestions for structuring case discussions as part of educational development activities.
The book promotes a person-centered discourse, giving voice to previously neglected aspects of higher education and reminding us that education is essentially a human endeavor.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Higher Education Feels
Book Subtitle
Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching
Authors
Series Title
Imagination and Praxis: Criticality and Creativity in Education and Educational Research
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-636-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-636-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
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