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Cultural foundations of learning : East and West

Author: Jin Li
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Western and East Asian people hold fundamentally different beliefs about learning that influence how they approach child rearing and education. Reviewing decades of research, Dr Jin Li presents an important conceptual distinction between the Western mind model and the East Asian virtue model of learning. The former aims to cultivate the mind to understand the world, whereas the latter prioritizes the self to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jin Li
ISBN: 9780521768290 0521768292 9780521160629 0521160626
OCLC Number: 757931206
Description: xiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Faust and birth of a research agenda --
2. Learning to master the universe and learning to transform self --
3. Time past and time present --
4. Mind-oriented and virtue-oriented learning process --
5. Curiosity begets inquiry and heart begets dedication --
6. Nerds' hell and nerds' haven --
7. Socratic and Confucian tutors at home --
8. Devil's advocate and the reluctant speaker --
9. Implications for the changing landscape of learning.
Responsibility: Jin Li.
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Describes fundamental differences in learning beliefs between the Western mind model and the East Asian virtue model of learning.  Read more...

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