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PATINO DOMINGUEZ, Hilda Ana María. Humanistic education in university. An analysis from the point of view of the effective teaching practices. Perfiles educativos [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.136, pp.23-41. ISSN 0185-2698.
This article offers an abstract of the process and the main discoveries of a qualitative research in which the author investigates the meaning of humanistic training in higher education by means of the study of outstanding teachers' effective practices. Through in depth interviews and observations within the classroom carried out between 2006 and 2008, in triangulation with the students' free comments, the author analyzed in detail the thoughts and practices of eight outstanding teachers who work with interdisciplinary groups in subjects related to the field of human sciences in order to promote the comprehensive training of undergraduate students. In the summing-up paragraphs the author presents a typology of teaching styles that can be used as a heuristic tool for analysis and some key factors for effective teaching in that kind of subjects.
Keywords : Teaching; Higher education; Pedagogical practice; Teacher's characteristics; Relation between humanism and education; Humanistic education; Comprehensive education.