Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education

Beyond the One-Dimensional Self

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education challenges contemporary mainstream approaches to character education predicated on individualism, 'essential virtues' and generic 'character skills'. Les mer
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Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education challenges contemporary mainstream approaches to character education predicated on individualism, 'essential virtues' and generic 'character skills'.





This book synthesizes perspectives from phenomenology, psychology, cultural sociology and policy studies into a unique theoretical framework to reveal how ideas from positive psychology, emotional intelligence and Aristotelian virtues have found their way into the classroom. The idealized, self-reliant, resilient, atomized individual at the core of current character education is rejected as one-dimensional. Instead this book argues for an alternative, more complex pedagogy of interdependence that promotes students' well-being by connecting them to the lives of others.





This book is an essential read for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and school teachers interested in character education and social and emotional learning.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

PART I


Character education: a critique


1 Diverse disciplinary perspectives underpinning Social and Emotional Learning and character education


2 Positive psychology and the triumph of technique


3 Faith in therapy: the teacher as 'therapist'


4 Beyond therapy and technique: learning about virtues and vices


5 The politics of character education: a loss of virtue?





PART II


Phenomenological understandings of moral emotions and character formation


6 A phenomenology of moral emotions


7 Merleau-Ponty's lectures on Child Psychology and Pedagogy


8 Reclaiming 'spaces which the heart feels'


9 Character education and a 'thousand contingencies'


10 A pedagogy of interdependence





Index

Om forfatteren

Agnieszka Bates (EdD) is Head of Taught Provision in the School of Education at Bath Spa University, UK.