Gratitude in Education: A Radical View

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 30, 2012 - Education - 173 pages
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Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. In the first comprehensive text ever written that is solely dedicated to the specific relevance of gratitude to the teaching and learning process, Dr Howells pioneers an approach that accounts for both dilemmas and possibilities of gratitude in the midst of teachers’ busy and stressful lives. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER 2 A LANDSCAPE OF GRATITUDE
11
CHAPTER 3 CANT WE CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE?
27
CHAPTER 4 GRATITUDE AS A PRACTICE
45
CHAPTER 5 LITTLE PRACTICE BIG EFFECTS
61
CHAPTER 6 THE CHARISMA OF GRATITUDE
75
CHAPTER 7 IN TOXIC WATERS
93
CHAPTER 8 THROUGH THE DOORS OF ADVERSITY
109
CHAPTER 9 TEACHING GRATITUDE
125
CHAPTER 10 TOWARDS COMMUNITIES OF GRATITUDE
143
NOTES
159
REFERENCES
167
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