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Why universities should seek happiness and contentment, Paul Gibbs

Label
Why universities should seek happiness and contentment
Title
Why universities should seek happiness and contentment
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gibbs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The totalising effect of consumerism, well-being and satisfaction is a discourse which may negate the value of struggle and mastery of complex subjects and a realization of personal potentiality. Why Universities Should Seek Happiness and Contentment considers the consequences of a hedonistic and well-being centred model of student education as one of the goals of higher education and proposes an alternative goal for higher education. In a globalised consumer society where the anxiety for an identity leads to the fear of not reaching the standard, Paul Gibbs shows how anxiety can be harnessed to secure contentment with one's own future without the fear of consumer-induced emptiness. He conceptualises higher education in a counter-valued way to the current dominant discourse of higher education institutions and educational policy while placing students at the centre of their own educational activity. In doing so, Gibbs proposes contentment as a guiding principle of higher education
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibbs, Paul,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Happiness
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Happiness
  • Universities and colleges
Label
Why universities should seek happiness and contentment, Paul Gibbs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part 1. What are we talking about? -- 1. Happiness and education: Recognizing their importance -- 2. Finding a pursuit. Is higher education for students or is it its students? -- 3. A short epochal contextualization of happiness as self-fulfilment -- 4. Contemporary literature on happiness -- 5. The language of happiness and UK higher education -- Part 2. Voices of happiness, satisfaction or contentment -- 6. What has been written on happiness and higher education? -- 7. Happiness and the student experience -- Part 3. Happiness and the disposition of contentment -- 8. Contentment explored -- 9. Contentment, despair and resilience -- 10. The time and space of the university: A fit with contentment? -- 11. Self-cultivation and contentment: Thinking East and West -- 12. Grounding: A pedagogy of contentment for higher education -- 13. Coda
Control code
965350419
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9781474252058
Lccn
2017004863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965350419
Label
Why universities should seek happiness and contentment, Paul Gibbs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part 1. What are we talking about? -- 1. Happiness and education: Recognizing their importance -- 2. Finding a pursuit. Is higher education for students or is it its students? -- 3. A short epochal contextualization of happiness as self-fulfilment -- 4. Contemporary literature on happiness -- 5. The language of happiness and UK higher education -- Part 2. Voices of happiness, satisfaction or contentment -- 6. What has been written on happiness and higher education? -- 7. Happiness and the student experience -- Part 3. Happiness and the disposition of contentment -- 8. Contentment explored -- 9. Contentment, despair and resilience -- 10. The time and space of the university: A fit with contentment? -- 11. Self-cultivation and contentment: Thinking East and West -- 12. Grounding: A pedagogy of contentment for higher education -- 13. Coda
Control code
965350419
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9781474252058
Lccn
2017004863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965350419

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