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ERIC Number: EJ1163296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Disciplinary Lenses Model: A New Approach to Collegiate-Level General Education
Makhmaltchi, Mohammad; Sajjadi, Seyed Mahdi; Noaparast, Khosrow Bagheri; Fardanesh, Hashem
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n23 p1129-1137 Dec 2017
This work aims to study and promote a motivational model, Collegiate-level General Education that enhances students' motivation to have self-fulfillment and inherent desire to acquire diverse knowledge. In this way, students would not see Collegiate-level General Education as an obstacle to their undergraduate education, but as a great and priceless opportunity for them to be generalist lifelong learners. The research method used is deductive qualitative analysis. A variety of written texts relevant to the research topic and question were analyzed in this work. Purposive sampling was used to select the research data. It is found that each discipline has its own specific literacy or skills. Intellection or intellectual exercise in each discipline can be considered as a disciplinary lens. Through lens one can look at the world from a particular angle and therefore can read and understand a specific aspect or dimension of the world. Collegiate-level General Education puts disciplinary lenses of a variety of disciplines together to improve, broaden and deepen individuals' understanding of the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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