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ERIC Number: EJ892151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Singapore: Bridgehead of the West or Counterforce? The S[t]imulation of Creative and Critical Thought in Singapore's Higher Education Policies
Hoofd, Ingrid
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v8 n2 p295-305 Jun 2010
This paper argues that the welcoming by western humanists of pedagogies of critical and creative thinking in Asian universities--as if such thinking will breed an eastern counter-voice to western neo-liberalism--is misguided. The paper will question the rise of creative and critical thinking in higher education in Asia by analysing the intersections of the neo-liberal economy, new media technologies, and such new "thinking" in the post-colonial context of Singapore and its national university. The paper will conclude that in the new hegemonic configuration under technological acceleration, higher education becomes a nationalist "and" globalist project in which privileged Singaporean students constitute the new "upwardly mobile" by branding themselves as "creative Asians".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Singapore