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Confucian perspectives on learning and self-transformation: international and cross-disciplinary approaches


Confucian perspectives on learning and self-transformation: international and cross-disciplinary approaches. Edited by: Reichenbach, Roland; Kwak, Duck-Joo (2020). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Abstract

This book bridges the regions of East Asia and the West by offering a detailed and critical inquiry of educational concepts of the East Asian tradition. It provides educational thinkers and practitioners with alternative resources and perspectives for their educational thinking, to enrich their educational languages and to promote the recognition of educational thoughts from different cultures and traditions across a global world.
The key notions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian philosophy directly concern the ideals, processes and challenges of learning, education and self-transformation, which can be seen as the western equivalences of liberal education, including the German concept of Bildung. All the topics in the book are of fundamental interest across diverse cultures, giving a voice to a set of long-lasting and yet differentiated cultural traditions of learning and education, and thereby creating a common space for critical philosophical reflection of one's own educational tradition and practice.
The book is especially timely, given that the vocabularies in educational discourse today have been dominantly “West centred” for a long time, even while the whole world has become more and more diverse across races, religions and cultures. It offers a great opportunity to philosophers of education for their cross-cultural understanding and self-understanding of educational ideas and practices on both personal and institutional levels.

Abstract

This book bridges the regions of East Asia and the West by offering a detailed and critical inquiry of educational concepts of the East Asian tradition. It provides educational thinkers and practitioners with alternative resources and perspectives for their educational thinking, to enrich their educational languages and to promote the recognition of educational thoughts from different cultures and traditions across a global world.
The key notions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian philosophy directly concern the ideals, processes and challenges of learning, education and self-transformation, which can be seen as the western equivalences of liberal education, including the German concept of Bildung. All the topics in the book are of fundamental interest across diverse cultures, giving a voice to a set of long-lasting and yet differentiated cultural traditions of learning and education, and thereby creating a common space for critical philosophical reflection of one's own educational tradition and practice.
The book is especially timely, given that the vocabularies in educational discourse today have been dominantly “West centred” for a long time, even while the whole world has become more and more diverse across races, religions and cultures. It offers a great opportunity to philosophers of education for their cross-cultural understanding and self-understanding of educational ideas and practices on both personal and institutional levels.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Confucian philosophy of education, Confucian learning, Self-transformation, Humanism in East Asia, East Asian educational culture, Cross-cultural understanding of education, Today's educational discourse, Educational thinking, Eastern and Western traditions in education, Educational theory and practice in East Asia, East Asian concepts of learning
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:07 Feb 2021 10:00
Last Modified:07 Feb 2021 10:02
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education
Volume:14
Number of Pages:192
ISBN:9783030400774
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40078-1

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