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Tan, Charlene – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2017
This article proposes a Confucian conception of critical thinking by focussing on the notion of judgement. It is argued that the attainment of the Confucian ideal of "li" (normative behaviours) necessitates and promotes critical thinking in at least two ways. First, the observance of "li" requires the individual to exercise…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Decision Making
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Tan, Charlene; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Recent education reform in China reflects the global trend of education policy borrowing from Anglophone countries such as the USA. The reform in China essentially advocates shifting from knowledge reproduction and didacticism to knowledge construction by students through a learner-centredness approach. Aware of the trend of borrowing policy from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Proverbs, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries