Human-Centred Education (HCE) radically rethinks the aims of education, the nature of learning, and the relationship between individuals in schools. This accessible guide presents a HCE approach to schooling and includes a variety of rich pedagogical examples. It provides practical suggestions as to how the approach might be adopted as a whole-school initiative, or else woven into particular aspects of existing school life, including the curriculum, classroom culture and feedback for learning. This handbook also illustrates how holistic educational practices, found in some alternative schools, can be introduced fruitfully into the state educational system with step-by-step guidance on how to integrate HCE into teacher training and school governance.
HCE is more than a set of inflexible pedagogical prescriptions or a recipe of lesson plans. It originates from the fundamental values of care, positive relationships and well-being. National education policies tend to ignore deeper educational processes, such as the cultivation of qualities that are central to living meaningfully and well, because they focus on measured, high-stakes academic performance. HCE is an effective antidote to this, and brings to the fore a more human-centred approach without sacrificing academic standards.
Current secondary teachers, members of school management and leadership teams, as well as those currently undertaking teacher training will all benefit from reading this important book.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to human-centred education 2. Nurturing learning communities 3. A framework for a human-centred curriculum 4. Human-centred pedagogy 5. Human-centred approach to learning feedback, review and educational evaluation 6. Becoming a human-centred educator 7. Educational Governance 8. Integrating Human-Centred Education Appendices Bibliography Index
Scherto Gill is a Research Fellow at the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Garrett Thomson is Chief Executive Officer of the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace and Professor of Philosophy at the College of Wooster, USA.