Imagination and compassion are necessary, even obligatory, tools to prepare the next generations to survive and to thrive in a time we may not know, understand, or live to see. Yet, in education today, imagination seems to be, at best, an extracurricular concern while compassion is only the haphazard consequence of the standard curriculum. At its 2012 annual meeting, the Society for Values in Higher Education will investigate the role of imagination and compassion in the ways we understand human realities in order to revitalize their role in higher education.
Individuals papers or panel presentations may address these values from a number of theoretical and (inter)disciplinary perspectives.
Direct inquiries and proposals to Eric Bain-Selbo, Department Head, Philosophy and Religion, Western Kentucky University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals should not exceed 1000 words. Proposals will be reviewed as they are submitted. Review will continue until all available slots are filled. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline of April 15, 2012. Interdisciplinary and/or practice oriented proposals are especially encouraged. Visit the SVHE website for a full CFP.
Each paper-presenting participant in a working group will receive a $200 registration fee waiver for the 2012 Fellows Meeting. Two papers will be selected for special recognition and awarded $300.00. To be eligible for an award, completed papers must be submitted by June 1, 2012 and authors must attend the SVHE meeting to present their papers.
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