Confucian Philosophy of Ed

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1 Confucian Philosophy of Ed
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2 The Great Learning Objectives: manifest one’s virtue; help people improve; stay in perfect goodness. The path: from investigation of things to self-cultivation, to manifestation of virtue to all. Know what comes first and what comes last. Know what is Root and what is Branch.
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3 Roots and Branches Investigated things Extended knowledge Made wills (thoughts) sincere Rectified minds (hearts) Cultivated selves Harmonized clans Governed states Manifest virtue to all
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4 Purposes of Ed “Confucius asserted the sole human purpose is to become as good, as benevolent, as ethical as possible. This goal is pursued for its own intrinsic value” (Gutek, 2005, p 16). Education is to help people become their best.
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5 Purposes of Ed The ideal moral character for Confucius is the gentleman, a person of cultivated moral character achieved through concerted study, effort, and self- cultivation (Gutek, 2005).
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6 Cultivating the Self “When we see men of worth, we should think
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course EDU 341 taught by Professor Zaho during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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