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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 – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This article analyses an assessment initiative known as the Basic Competency Assessment (BCA) in Hong Kong using Bernstein's performance and competence models of pedagogic practice. On the one hand, BCA is aligned with a competence model through its official projection as a low-stakes, student-focussed and formative assessment. However, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Competency Based Education, Models
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Tan, Charlene – New Educator, 2019
This article focuses on the application of Shulman's signature pedagogies for initial teacher education through the example of a pre-service course that promotes "multidimensional thinking skills" in Singapore. Multidimensional thinking emphasizes the thought processes, attitudes and abilities needed to address complex issues and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Tan, Charlene; Koh, Kim – Teacher Educator, 2018
This article discusses the application of Shulman's "signature pedagogies" through the utilization of films for preservice teachers and school leaders in Singapore. Using the films "Dead Poets Society" and "Ahead of the Class," this article explains how these films facilitated the participants' engagement with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Tan, Charlene – Educational Forum, 2018
Teacher-directed learning is often perceived to be detrimental to student learning and incompatible with learner-centered approaches. This essay challenges this perception by referring to Freirean and Confucian insights. It is argued that Freire, Confucius, and Xunzi advocated the active involvement of the teacher in student learning through…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods