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The theory and practice of virtue education

Author: Tom Harrison; David Ian Walker
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education offers the reader a comprehensive and authoritative account of both the theoretical and practical complexities of cultivating virtue in education and beyond. The book moves beyond the usual philosophical literature that merely discusses virtue in the abstract, and offers scholarly, research-informed suggestions for practice. Drawn from a highly successful international  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Harrison; David Ian Walker
ISBN: 9781351966924 1351966928 9781351966900 1351966901
OCLC Number: 1067241341
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 152 pages)
Contents: Chapter Introduction --
part Part I Philosophical and theoretical foundations for educating the virtues --
chapter 1 Ancient roads to knowledge of virtue: the Greek philosophical legacy / DAVID CARR --
chapter 2 Healing character flaws / HOWARD CURZER --
chapter 3 Moral growth: a thomistic account / JOHN HACKER-WRIGHT --
chapter 4 Stoicism today: an alternative approach to cultivating the virtues / CHRISTOPHER GILL --
chapter 5 Akrasia as a character trait: an obstacle for moral development / PAULIEN SNELLEN --
chapter 6 From 'ordinary' virtue to Aristotelian virtue / NANCY E. SNOW --
part Part II Theoretical and practical approaches for educating the virtues --
chapter 7 Plato on dialogue as a method for cultivating the virtues / MARK E. JONAS --
chapter 8 Assumptions and doctrines that thwart the cultivation of virtues in teacher education / ELIZABETH CAMPBELL --
chapter 9 Moral agency as teaching morally and teaching morality: a practical approach to moral education / GILLIAN R. ROSENBERG --
chapter 10 The link between fiction and empathy as a trait of moral character: a pedagogical legend? / BRUCE MAXWELL --
chapter 11 Manners and the moral life / DAVID MCPHERSON --
chapter 12 Policy-led virtue cultivation: can we nudge citizens towards developing virtues? / FAY NIKER --
part Part III Educating specific virtues --
chapter 13 The nature and nurture of patriotic virtue / RANDALL CURREN --
chapter 14 Aristotelian philia, contemporary friendship, and some resources for studying close relationships / BLAINE J. FOWERS --
chapter 15 Can gratitude be cultivated? / TERRANCE MCCONNELL --
chapter 16 Courage in the classroom / CANDACE VOGLER.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Harrison and David Ian Walker.

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"The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education offers the reader a comprehensive and authoritative account of both the theoretical and practical complexities of cultivating virtue in education and beyond. The book moves beyond the usual philosophical literature that merely discusses virtue in the abstract, and offers scholarly, research-informed suggestions for practice. Drawn from a highly successful international conference organised by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, the chapters in this volume offer a unique insight into the varieties of approaches that leading scholars have identified for putting the learning and nurturing of virtues into practice. Featured are chapters from internationally acclaimed scholars primarily in the fields of philosophy, psychology and education, which are categorised under three headings: philosophical and theoretical foundations for cultivating virtues; developing virtues in practice; and nurturing specific virtues. Beginning with chapters that examine differing theoretical complexities of virtue education, the book then moves on to explore different approaches to nurturing virtue in the classroom and beyond. This practical approach is further evidenced in the final section, where individual virtues are discussed. The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education highlights the theoretical complexity of putting virtue education into practice and, as a result, is of real use to researchers, academics and postgraduates in the fields of education, philosophy, psychology, sociology and theology. It should also be essential reading for educators in character and virtue."--Provided by publisher.

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