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Love and Professionalism? An engagement with Jools Page on Professional Love in the Early Years

Purcell, Martin (2016) Love and Professionalism? An engagement with Jools Page on Professional Love in the Early Years. In: BERA: Interrogating the boundaries of childhood studies and youth studies: Themes, debates and controversies in research and practice, 9th March 2016, University of Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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This presentation set out to investigate the extent to which professionals working with young people might implement a 'loving' approach, specifically to their educative work with young people. Drawing from the work of Freire, Hooks and Page, the presentation sought to explore:

* how ‘love' as an element of professional practice with young people can be liberating, healing and catalytic for both young people and practitioners.
* the extent to which using LEGO facilitates my aspirations for the students, especially in addressing ‘wicked’ issues such as this.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Love
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Early Years Childhood Youth and Community Research
School of Education and Professional Development
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References: Amabile, TM & SJ Kramer (2012); The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work; Harvard: Harvard Business Review Press. Darder, A (2003); Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to Our Lives and Our Work; in A Darder, M Baltodano & RD Torres (Eds.); The Critical Pedagogy Reader; New York, NY: Routledge Falmer. Freire, P (1970; 2000); Pedagogy of the Oppressed; New York, NY: Continuum. Freire, P (1997); Pedagogy of the Heart; New York, NY: Continuum. Fromm, E (1957); The Art of Loving; London: Unwin. Habermas, J (1984); The Theory of Communicative Action; Boston, MA: Beacon Press. hooks, b (2000); All About Love: New Visions; New York, NY: Morrow. Jackson, NJ (2014); Developing Students' Creativity through Higher Education; in A Xie & L Lei (Eds) International Symposium on ‘The Cultivation of Creativity in University Students’; Macao: Macao Polytechnic Institute. Page, J (2011); Do Mothers Want Professional Carers to Love their Babies?; Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9(3): 310-323. Page, J (2014); Developing Professional Love in Early Childhood Settings; in LJ Harrison & J Sumsion (Eds.); Lived Spaces of Infant-Toddler Education and Care: Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice; London: Springer.
Depositing User: Martin Purcell
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 12:10


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