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Compassion and Empathy in Educational Contexts

Editors: Barton, Georgina, Garvis, Susanne (Eds.)

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  • Examines how compassion and empathy can be taught to children and young people
  • Proposes several models that can be implemented into schooling contexts and practice
  • Shares personal insights with practical approaches to raise awareness of compassionate and empathetic approaches to education
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About this book

This book explores the importance of compassion and empathy within educational contexts. While compassion and empathy are widely recognised as key to living a happy and healthy life, there is little written about how these qualities can be taught to children and young people, or how teachers can model these traits in their own practice. This book shares several models of compassion and empathy that can be implemented in schooling contexts, also examining how these qualities are presented in children’s picture books, films and games. The editors and contributors share personal insights and practical approaches to improve both awareness and use of compassionate and empathetic approaches to others. This book will be of interest and value to all those interested in promoting compassion and empathy within education.

About the authors

Georgina Barton is Associate Professor of Literacies and Pedagogy at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She has published widely in the areas of literacy, multimodality and the arts, and uses the arts to support teachers and students and promote their wellbeing. Susanne Garvis is Professor at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and Guest Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research specialises in early childhood education, with a particular focus on quality, learning and family involvement.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Theorizing Compassion and Empathy in Educational Contexts: What Are Compassion and Empathy and Why Are They Important?

    Pages 3-14

    Barton, Georgina (et al.)

  • Empathy as Special Form of Motor Skill That Can Be Trained

    Pages 15-37

    Williams, Justin H. G.

  • “But It Wouldn’t Be Me”: Exploring Empathy and Compassion for Self and Others Through Creative Processes

    Pages 39-57

    Cain, Melissa

  • Towards a Test-Driven Early Childhood Education: Alternative Practices to Testing Children

    Pages 61-77

    Garvis, Susanne (et al.)

  • Compassion in Children’s Peer Cultures

    Pages 79-95

    Hilppö, Jaakko Antero (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18925-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18924-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compassion and Empathy in Educational Contexts
Editors
  • Georgina Barton
  • Susanne Garvis
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18925-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18925-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18924-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 292
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
Topics