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Pastoral care and the caring teacher: Value adding to enabling education

journal contribution
posted on 15.09.2021, 04:08 by Karen SearyKaren Seary, Julie WillansJulie Willans
The concept of pastoral care to effectively meet the personal, social and academic needs of students is a complex yet under-researched matter in higher education. Similarly, under-researched and institutionally undervalued is the pivotal role that the caring teacher fulfils in imbuing pastoral care in enabling courses. Using an enabling course in a regional Australian university as the context, this article outlines the concept of pastoral care and then discusses the characteristics of the caring teacher, so fundamental to enabling education. The article draws on Motta and Bennett’s (2018) pedagogies of care, namely care as recognition, care as dialogic relationality, and care as affective and embodied praxis to analyse how the students perceived and valued care in the enabling course in which they participated. Findings indicate that supportive learning environments in which caring teachers nurture their students can promote very positive interactions, and ultimately, high student satisfaction and retention.

History

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start Page

12

End Page

21

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

2205-0795

ISSN

2205-0795

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Student Success