Professional Reciprocal Altruism in Education: Employing PRAE to Combat Compassion Fatigue and Educator Empathy Exhaustion
As a grounded theory, Professional Reciprocal Altruism in Education (PRAE) offers an empowering means of understanding how the predominant motivator of those entering the teaching profession, altruism, serves as a shared value to inspire the individual’s personal practice beyond a siloed experience and into one of authentic engagement within the Community of Practice (CoP) of professional educators. The process of aligning one’s personal values, attitudes, and preconceived cultural constructs with those of the CoP, affords the alignment of the authentic and professional self; thus, continuously fostering one’s intrinsic motivation to remain engaged in their individual continuous process of growth and development for their students, community, profession, and themselves. Such engagement affords an empowering means of staving off compassion fatigue and empathy exhaustion.
Authors: Jessica Bogunovich, Kimberly Greene
Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)
- Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
- DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0008
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
- Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland