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Professional Education with Fiction Media

Imagination for Engagement and Empathy in Learning

Editors: Jarvis, Christine, Gouthro, Patricia (Eds.)

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  • Explores how narrative fictions can be used to teach professionals in higher education
  • Uses various case studies to examine the impact narrative fictions can have upon development
  • Evaluates how using fiction can encourage the development of interpersonal skills
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About this book

This book analyses how narrative fictions can be used by faculty and staff in the teaching of professionals in higher education. As professional life becomes ever more demanding, this book draws together the work of researchers and practitioners who have explored the tremendous impact that narrative fictions – novels, short stories, drama and poetry – can have on development. The editors and contributors posit that fiction can help professionals imagine new ways of being, reinvent their roles and tackle problems without a road map. Using fiction can also provide a safe place for the exploration of ethics and decision making, as well as furnishing tools for the development of empathy and engagement by offering vicarious experiences of drastically different lives and situations. A medium that by its very nature contains a multiplicity of interpretations, using fiction in professional education can enhance the education of professionals working in a range of disciplines, including health, education, social care, law and science.

About the authors

Christine Jarvis is Professor of Adult Education at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Her research interests combine literary studies, cultural studies and education, and she has published widely on the impact of literature upon student worldviews and children’s and young adult fiction.
Patricia Gouthro is Professor in Graduate Studies in Lifelong Learning at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada. Her research interests focus on adult and higher education and she has published extensively on lifelong learning and fiction writing.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Educational Power of Fiction—An Interdisciplinary Exploration

    Pages 1-26

    Jarvis, Christine

  • Using Fictional Characters to Challenge Ageist Assumptions and Negative Stereotyping

    Pages 27-47

    Hayes, Catherine

  • Fictionalised Stories Co-produced with Disadvantaged Children and Young People: Uses with Professionals

    Pages 49-69

    Satchwell, Candice

  • Enhancing E-Learner Engagement by Using Narrative Fiction in Online Nursing and Health Disciplines Courses

    Pages 71-92

    Perry, Beth (et al.)

  • Using Harry Potter to Enhance the Critical Appreciation of Law or Questioning Whether the Rule of Law Is as Much a Reality as the Crumpled Horned Snorkack

    Pages 93-106

    Halliday, Samantha

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17693-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17692-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Education with Fiction Media
Book Subtitle
Imagination for Engagement and Empathy in Learning
Editors
  • Christine Jarvis
  • Patricia Gouthro
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17693-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17693-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17692-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 251
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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