Cultural Foundations of Learning: East and West Paperback by Jin Li

By Jin Li

Western and East Asian humans carry essentially varied ideals approximately studying that effect how they strategy baby rearing and schooling. Reviewing many years of study, Dr. Jin Li offers a major conceptual contrast among the Western brain version and the East Asian advantage version of studying. the previous goals to domesticate the brain to appreciate the realm, while the latter prioritizes the self to be perfected morally and socially. Tracing the cultural origins of the 2 huge highbrow traditions, Li information how every one version manifests itself within the psychology of the training technique, studying impact, regard of one's studying friends, expression of what one is aware, and oldsters' guiding efforts. regardless of cutting-edge speeded up cultural trade, those studying types don't cut back yet suffer. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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12 on Sat Oct 06 13:22:39 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Learning to Master the Universe and the Self 29 relativity of time as perceived by the mind and argued that neither past nor future, but only present, is reality because we can sense it as it is passing. He held that past is packed in memory and future in expectation. Hence, time is subjective; it is in the human mind, which expects, considers, and remembers. Of course, in St. 25 Admittedly, this perspective emerged much later in history, but it nevertheless was a radical view that could not be dismissed ohand, either then or now.

002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 16 Cultural Foundations of Learning how are these beliefs transmitted to children generation ater generation? Finally, how do diferent learning beliefs inluence children’s learning? As will be seen in later chapters, I have reviewed and gathered consistent empirical support that, despite much political, social, and economical change and exchange in recent decades, the basic learning models still persist in their respective cultures. hey underlie much of thinking, feeling, and behavior of learners as well as actions of their social world, and exert profound inluence on their children.

Hey underlie much of thinking, feeling, and behavior of learners as well as actions of their social world, and exert profound inluence on their children. notes 1. Quote from Knox, M. , McGalliard, J. , Pasinetti, P. , Hugo, H. , Spacks, P. , & S. Lawall (1992) he Norton anthology of world masterpieces, Vol. 2. New York: Norton, p. 462. 2. he New Cultural Movement (1915–1923) was a part of China’s radical and painful modern history. his movement was launched by intellectuals to reform the political, economic, educational, linguistic, literary, and artistic traditions to embrace Western democratic and scientiic spirit.

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