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Practising Compassion in Higher Education : Caring for Self and Others Through Challenging Times (2023)

Lemon, N., Harju-Luukkainen, H., & Garvis, S. (Eds.). (2023). Practising Compassion in Higher Education : Caring for Self and Others Through Challenging Times. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003315797

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All authors or editorsLemon, Narelle; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Garvis, Susanne



Publication year2023

Publication date27/02/2023

Number of pages in the book180


Place of PublicationAbingdon

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Presenting a collective international story, this book demonstrates the importance of compassion as an act of self-care in the face of change and disruption, providing guidance on how to cope under trying conditions in higher education settings.

Practising Compassion in Higher Education presents an opportunity to learn through story and by taking proactive action for our wellbeing. It highlights the need to protect and maintain the wellbeing of staff and students, positioning the COVID-19 pandemic as a major catalyst of disruption. The chapters connect theory with lived experience, exploring self-compassion in work and research, compassion in teaching practice and within the personal/professional blur. The book’s contributors bring a range of theoretical and personal perspectives from various global contexts, sharing their own approaches to self-care and how compassion has become a central and crucial element of this practice.

This book takes a unique approach to navigating and surviving the higher education environment and offers valuable lessons for the pandemic era and beyond. This will be an essential resource for students and professionals working in all areas of higher education.

Keywordsinstitutions of higher educationhigher education (teaching)studies in an institution of higher educationempathymental well-beingself-acceptanceCOVID-19

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Reporting Year2023

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