Higher Education and Hope

Institutional, Pedagogical and Personal Possibilities

Editors: Gibbs, Paul, Peterson, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Stimulates debate concerning the nature and role of universities as formative educational institutions
  • Offers a more humane and compassionate framework of the work both of and in universities
  • Reframes the debate to one of hopefulness and inspiration about the role of higher education for the public good
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Around the world, the landscape of Higher Education is increasingly shaped by discourses of employability, rankings, and student satisfaction. Under these conditions, the role of universities in preparing students for all facets of life, and to contribute to the public good, is reshaped in significant ways: ways which are often negative and pessimistic. This book raises important and pressing questions about the nature and role of universities as formative educational institutions, drawing together contributors from both Western and non-Western perspectives. While the editors and contributors critique the current situation, the chapters evince a more humane and compassionate framing of the work of and in universities, based on positive and valued relationships and notions of the good. Drawing together a wide range of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to illuminate the issues discussed, this volume changes the debate to one of hopefulness and inspiration about the role of higher education for the public good: ultimately looking towards a potentially exciting and rewarding future through which humanity and the planet can flourish.

About the authors

Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex, UK. He is also the founder of the Centre for Education Research and Scholarship at the University of Middlesex, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus.
Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education at the University of Birmingham, UK and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of South Australia, Australia.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Resources of Hope: Truth and Reason

    Nixon, Jon

    Pages 3-19

  • Pedagogies of Hopefulness and Thoughtfulness: The Social-Political Role of Higher Education in Contemporary Societies

    Hyvönen, Ari-Elmeri

    Pages 21-48

  • A Public University’s Balancing Act: Institutional Possibilities, Pedagogical Advancement, Individual Benefit, and State Economic Development

    Watts, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • Hygge, Hope and Higher Education: A Case Study of Denmark

    Larsen, Marianne A.

    Pages 71-89

  • Is Caring Pedagogy Really So Progressive? Exploring the Conceptual and Practical Impediments to Operationalizing Care in Higher Education

    Walker-Gleaves, Caroline

    Pages 93-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education and Hope
Book Subtitle
Institutional, Pedagogical and Personal Possibilities
Editors
  • Paul Gibbs
  • Andrew Peterson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13566-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13566-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13565-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 286
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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