1. The golden thread on our quest to humanise Higher education

Authors: Devis-Rozental, M. and Clarke, S.

Editors: Devis-Rozental, M. and Clarke, S.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In this chapter we introduce the golden thread which are the main themes that will be explored within the book. They go on to make a case for humanising higher education by taking into account every aspect of its provision. They clarify related terminology and explain the meaning of humanising practice. The clear link between a humanised approach and wellbeing in higher education is also presented. In the last part of the chapter we introduce the you to a short practice-based case study to illustrate how it is possible to embed a humanised practice that accounts for head, hand and heart, to engage those working in HE to find their purpose and deliver excellence.

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