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Developing Gratitude as a Practice for Teachers


Howells, K, Developing Gratitude as a Practice for Teachers, Developing Gratitude in Children and Adolescents, Cambridge University Press, JRH Tudge, LB de Lucca Freitas (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 240-261. ISBN 978-1-107-18272-1 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Cambridge University Press

DOI: doi:10.1017/9781316863121


© Cambridge University Press 2018. In popular opinion, gratitude means saying ‘thank you’. While politeness and appreciation are certainly important, gratitude is a larger issue. Appropriately defined, it encompasses the strengthening of human relationships and qualifies as a moral virtue. This important and timely volume provides the conceptual framework for studying the development of gratitude, with a comprehensive and international set of authors approaching the topic from philosophical, psychological, and educational perspectives. The first section provides the theoretical underpinnings for the study of gratitude as a virtue. In the next section, the authors examine the ways in which gratitude develops, including key cross-cultural variations and some possible effects of its development. The final section then considers the links between parent and child gratitude and the ways in which parents and teachers can help to encourage gratitude, both in their everyday practices and by using literary texts.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Gratitude, professional development, positive psychology, student engagement, pre-service teaching
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Howells, K (Dr Kerry Howells)
ID Code:127492
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-07-31
Last Modified:2019-08-28

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