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Tan, Charlene – Ethics and Education, 2019
This article explores Mencius' extension of moral feelings and its potential to address a key challenge in cosmopolitan education: how to motivate students to expand their existing affection and obligations towards their family and community to the rest of the world. Rather than strong universalism, a Mencian orientation is aligned with rooted…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Cultural Context, Confucianism
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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; Ibrahim, Azhar – Religious Education, 2017
This article explores and compares the salient characteristics and educational influences of humanism in both Islam and Confucianism. It is argued that the humanist tradition in both belief systems upholds the development and transforming ability of human beings. A common aim of education is to nurture God/Way-conscious and virtuous individuals…
Descriptors: Humanism, Religious Education, Confucianism, Islam