An exploratory study into ‘Mature Educational Understanding’: Zehou Li and an aesthetics-education approach

Wei, Liuying (2020) An exploratory study into ‘Mature Educational Understanding’: Zehou Li and an aesthetics-education approach. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This study applies Zehou Li philosophy to examine significant educational questions and challenges, following the disciplinary tradition located in the Anglophone Foundational Paradigm of Educational Studies. Li’s aestheticised philosophy comes to fruition at the influence of East and West, in particular the critical and comparative encounter between Confucianism, Marxism, and Kantian philosophy. I argue that the combination of Li’s aesthetics and educational theories, with the exchanges and overlaps between Western and Chinese aesthetics, between ancient and modern Chinese culture, Western and Chinese Philosophy of Education, offers an important heuristic which enhances our understanding of some of the most pressing cultural and educational challenges for educational philosophy, and indeed contemporary educational practice both locally and globally. Amongst the areas reconsidered and woven together through the adoption of this refreshed lens are the ideologies of measurement, liberal ideal of educated persons, aesthetic education, parental education, practice and policy in teacher education.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Supported by funding from China Scholarship Council.
Keywords: Zehou Li philosophy, aesthetics, educational maturity, philosophy of education, comparative and analytical approach.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Funder's Name: China Scholarship Council
Supervisor's Name: Davis, Professor Robert and Enslin, Professor Penny
Date of Award: 2020
Embargo Date: 17 February 2024
Depositing User: Dr. Liuying Wei
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-78976
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 08:56
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 14:37
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.78976

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