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Humanising Higher Education

A Positive Approach to Enhancing Wellbeing

Editors: Devis-Rozental, Camila, Clarke, Susanne (Eds.)

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  • Introduces Humanisation theory and practice to higher education settings
  • Advocates for a more humanised approach to teaching in higher education
  • Provides concrete examples and solutions to increasing student and staff wellbeing in higher education
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About this book

This book explores humanising practice within higher education (HE). It provides a fresh perspective by bringing together expert voices with empirical experience of humanising theory and practice in various areas of higher education, in order to influence and improve the way in which universities work.
The book draws on Todres et. al’s humanisation framework, as well other relevant theories such as positive organisational scholarship, Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory and socio-emotional intelligence. Topics include micro elements of humanisation such as transitions and the student experience, and macro elements such as the policy impact of humanising HE and sustainability. The authors demonstrate how a humanising approach can provide the catalyst for wider change and help to improve wellbeing in the community. This book offers an invaluable resource for scholars interested in teaching and learning in HE, and for HE practitioners and policy makers keen to develop a more human practice.

About the authors

Camila Devis-Rozental is an educationalist, academic leader and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Camila has presented her work globally and has received various grants and awards. She is the author of Developing Socio-Emotional Intelligence in Higher Education Scholars (2018).

Susanne Clarke is a finance and service excellence specialist. Her research centres around organisational performance and has been presented globally. Susanne is Deputy Chair of the Lean in Higher Education global group, recognised as a leading influencer in the development of lean cultures in higher education.


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“This book provides a fantastic insight into Higher Education’s beating heart, its people and communities. Diverse and vibrant communities are at the centre of university life and this book captures this richness through very well chosen case studies and stories of people’s journeys through life. A fusion of ideas and minds that brings these communities to life with a real energy and passion for making a difference and enriching society. The rhythm of life has been tested in recent times and to provide such a well researched and powerful analysis of what makes these communities thrive is just brilliant.”
Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University
"Imagine how the world would change if all of the students graduating from every college and university not only experienced humanisation as part of their academic, social, and student employee journey, but also learned how to create it for themselves. Integrating kindness, wellbeing, and respect into our interactions with students and colleagues supports a cultural transformation to humanisation for everyone working, teaching, and studying in higher education and beyond. The chorus of voices in this amazing book will inspire, uplift, and propel you on your journey to humanise higher ed at your institution."

 

Ruth Archer, PhD, Director of Continuous Improvement at Michigan Technological University, US, and chair of the Lean HE Americas Division


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Golden Thread on Our Quest to Humanise Higher Education

    Pages 1-13

    Devis-Rozental, Camila (et al.)

  • Socio-Emotional Intelligence: A Humanising Approach to Enhance Wellbeing in Higher Education

    Pages 15-33

    Devis-Rozental, Camila

  • Putting Positivity and Relational Energy to Work in Higher Education

    Pages 35-48

    Clarke, Susanne

  • Positive Education as a Tool to Humanise Higher Education

    Pages 49-63

    Devis-Rozental, Camila (et al.)

  • Humanising Higher Education by Listening to the Student Voice

    Pages 65-81

    Rozental-Devis, Daniela

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanising Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Positive Approach to Enhancing Wellbeing
Editors
  • Camila Devis-Rozental
  • Susanne Clarke
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57430-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57430-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57429-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 307
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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