Different hefts, different expectations

Blair, Erik ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8660-7660 (2010) Different hefts, different expectations. Learning and Teaching Update, 39. pp. 4-6.

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Humans tend to be social beings: gathering in groups for mutual support, safety and stimulation. These groups have a propensity to be formed through common interest, need or desire and are created in a socially organic manner. The philosopher Julian Baggini discusses such groups of people as ‘hefts’: social groups that are formed through shared ways of being. The term ‘heft’ comes from the Cumbrian farming practice whereby sheep are not fenced in but learn through the habits of older sheep not to leave their territory:

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Academic identity
Education > Teaching and learning
Depositing User: Erik Blair
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:57
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4944


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