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ERIC Number: EJ1084657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Excellence for All: A Nietzschean-Inspired Approach in Professional Higher Education
Joosten, Henriƫtta
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n13-14 p1516-1528 2015
Europe's objectives of economic growth and job creation require large numbers of professionals who are willing and able to innovate and rise above themselves. In this article, a concept of excellence is developed that can be broadly applied in professional higher education. This concept of excellence derives from three concepts which the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche developed in "The Gay Science (2001/1887)": self-transcendence, self-control and self-styling. By starting with Nietzsche's radical thoughts, the author aims to grasp the probabilities and challenges of preparing "all" students for their professional future. Several proposals for educational practice are outlined based on this perspective of "excellence for all".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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