Whole Person Education in East Asian Universities: Perspectives from Philosophy and Beyond

Shing Bun Benedict Chan (Editor), Victor C. M. Chan (Editor)

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Abstract

This book provides much new thinking on the phenomenon of whole-person education, a phenomenon which features strongly in East Asian universities, and which aims to develop students intellectually, spiritually, and ethically, to master critical thinking skills, to explore ethical challenges in the surrounding community, and to acquire a broad based foundation of knowledge in humanities, society, and nature. The book considers different approaches to whole person education, including Confucian, Buddhist, and Chinese perspectives, Western philosophy, and religion and interdisciplinary approaches. Overall, the book provides a comprehensive overview of whole person education, why it matters and how to implement it. Moreover, although the examples in the book are from East Asia, the discussion and the values involved are universal, important for the whole world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages306
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003137252
ISBN (Print)9780367683788, 9780367683795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Contemporary Asia Series

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