The Pedagogy of Compassion at the Heart of Higher Education

Editors: Gibbs, Paul (Ed.)

  • First volume focusing on compassion in higher education
    Examines how the university can reclaim its moral leadership
    Develops a pedagogy of compassion in two critical areas: curriculum and assessment

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About this book

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..

About the authors

Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex. He is a professor of the University, founder of the Centre for Education Research and Scholarship and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus. He is an educator and researcher, having taught notions of transdisciplinarity alongside social realism and Heideggerian hermeneutics, and has over thirty successful transdisciplinary professional doctorate students. He has published twenty books on topics ranging from the marketing of higher education to vocationalism and higher education, and has published more than eighty academic articles. His particular approach to transdisciplinarity that informs his work is through the works of Heidegger, neo-Confucian thought and the insights of Basarab Nicolescu.  He is also the series editor of SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education and Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives for Springer Academic Press. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Higher Education: A Compassion Business or Edifying Experience?

    Gibbs, Paul

    Pages 1-16

  • Compassion in Philosophy and Education

    White, Richard

    Pages 19-31

  • Pursuing the Aim of Compassionate Empathy in Higher Education

    Maxwell, Bruce

    Pages 33-48

  • Creating Conditions for Compassion

    Waddington, Kathryn

    Pages 49-70

  • Intercultural Compassion in Higher Education

    Papadopoulos, Irena

    Pages 73-84

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57783-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57782-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pedagogy of Compassion at the Heart of Higher Education
Editors
  • Paul Gibbs
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57783-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57783-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57782-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics