Moral emotions and human interdependence in character education: beyond the one-dimensional self

Bates, A (2021) Moral emotions and human interdependence in character education: beyond the one-dimensional self. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780367503314

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Abstract

This book challenges contemporary mainstream approaches to character education predicated on individualism, ‘essential virtues’ and generic ‘character skills’. It 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.

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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 18:24
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