Employing humanistic teaching approaches to promote student wellbeing in higher education

Chong, Mark David, Francis, Abraham P., Carter, Margaret Anne, and Baffour, Frank Darkwa (2022) Employing humanistic teaching approaches to promote student wellbeing in higher education. In: Francis, Abraham F., and Carter, Margaret Anne, (eds.) Mental Health and Higher Education in Australia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 87-101.

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Given the increasing levels of stress, strain and anxiety brought about by “ongoing challenges of living independently, autonomous learning and peer competition [initially for better grades, and thereafter, for better jobs/careers] [as well as the] … financial challenges established by high tuition and living fees”, tertiary-level students from across the world have sadly been experiencing significant wellbeing issues, including mental health complications. There is therefore an urgent need for educators to employ innovative means of engaging students to neutralise stressful situations that may arise from these global tertiary educational trends, as well as the increasingly demanding pressures generated as a result of needing to adjust to new academic environments and teacher–student relationships in a current COVID-19, as well as a future post-pandemic, world. To that end, this chapter will attempt to put forward the suggestion that humanistic teaching approaches would be ideally suited to address this serious malady inflicting the higher education sector.

Item ID: 71206
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-8040-3
Keywords: Higher education challenges; Humanistic pedagogy / teaching philosophy; Mental health; Student wellbeing; Psychosocial problems / demands; COVID-19
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 06:27
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390202 History and philosophy of education @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 30%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services @ 40%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200305 Mental health services @ 30%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230403 Criminal justice @ 20%
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