Towards a Philosophy of Caring in Higher Education

Pedagogy and Nuances of Care

Authors: Waghid, Yusef

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  • Evinces an argument of rhythmic caring
  • Argues that rhythmic caring allows students to develop confidence in articulating their own opinions without premature judgement
  • Proposes a different understanding of higher education that is connected to developing autonomy, justice, empathy and Ubuntu
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This book advances a re-imagined view of caring in higher education. The author proposes an argument of rhythmic caring, whereby teachers hold back or release their judgments in such a way that students’ judgments are influenced accordingly. In doing so, the author argues that rhythmic caring encourages students to become more willing and confident in articulating their understandings, judgments and opinions, rather than being prematurely judged and prevented from re-articulating themselves. Thus, rhythmic caring can engender a different understanding of higher education: one that is connected to the cultivation of values such as autonomy, justice, empathy, mutual respect and Ubuntu (human dignity and interdependence). This book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of caring within education, as well as Ubuntu caring through the African context.

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Yusef Waghid is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.  He is a fellow of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), executive member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education, Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Higher Education; and Principal Editor of Citizenship, Teaching and Learning.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Philosophy of Caring in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Pedagogy and Nuances of Care
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03961-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03961-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03960-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 192
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