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The Art and Heart of Good Teaching

Values as the Pedagogy


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

About this book


This book summarizes and updates findings from the Australian Values Education Program with a focus on the latest international research in the field, both theoretical and practice-based. Further, it provides a theoretical and practical basis for understanding the disenchantment with low-level accountability approaches to learning (e.g. NAPLAN in Australia). 

In turn, the book demonstrates the effectiveness of Values Education as a holistic pedagogy with the potential to enhance students’ learning effects in terms of their personal, social, emotional and academic development. It offers well-tested alternative pedagogical approaches, based on research insights largely originating from actual classroom-based practice.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

About the authors

Terence Lovat was the Chief Investigator in the research and practice projects that ran as part of the government-funded Australian Values Education Program (2003-2010).  He is an extensively published academic author, including many books and journal articles arising from his Values Education work. He is also a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, chiefly on Values Education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Art and Heart of Good Teaching
  • Book Subtitle Values as the Pedagogy
  • Authors Terence Lovat
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-32-9053-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-32-9054-9
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 78
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    Educational Philosophy
    Learning & Instruction
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