Culture, Transnational Education and Thinking: Case studies by Niranjan Casinader

By Niranjan Casinader

The suggestion of considering abilities as a key section of a twenty first century tuition schooling is now firmly entrenched in academic coverage and curriculum frameworks in lots of components of the area. despite the fact that, there was quite little wondering of the way within which academic globalisation has facilitated this diffusion of pondering talents, curriculum and pedagogy in a cultural context. This publication might help to redress such an imbalance in its serious evaluate of the cross-cultural validity of transplanting pondering abilities courses from one academic process to a different on a world scale.

Culture, Transnational schooling and Thinking presents a world comparative research of the intersection of 3 academic ideas: tradition, schooling and pondering. Drawing on case reviews from Malaysia, South Africa and Australia/USA for the needs of comparative research, the booklet employs the context of a global tuition application within the educating of pondering abilities, destiny challenge fixing application foreign. The ebook explores the institutions among destiny challenge fixing educators, their cultural historical past, and their methods to considering, comparing the relevance of shifting pondering abilities courses derived in a single cultural framework into one other. The e-book additionally discusses the broader implications of those cross-cultural comparisons to curriculum and pedagogy inside of faculties and better schooling, with a selected emphasis at the educating of multicultural school-based sessions and cross-cultural understandings in instructor schooling improvement.

This publication can be of relevance to teachers and better schooling scholars who've an curiosity within the fields of cross-cultural and intercultural figuring out, comparative reviews in schooling, and theories and practices of cognition, in addition to the improvement of tertiary and secondary curricula and linked pedagogies that in particular recognize the cultural diversities of either instructor and learner.

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Variety of cultural and educational activities intended to improve understanding and co-operation between nations so as to eliminate or reduce the prospects of conflict’ (Mungazi, 2001, p. 75). Education was seen as one of the conduits to raising the quality of life of those who lived in the former imperial colonies, as those regions gained their political independence. The legitimacy of this world view was validated by the aims and structure of the organisation created in the aftermath of World War Two to enact the philosophy of internationalism: the United Nations.

There appears to be an assumption that people tend to operate within only one way of thinking, regardless of region and / or cultural background – in other words, that multiple ‘thinking cultures’ do not exist. Or, to be more precise, the formulation of thinking that is applicable to all people is equivalent to the conception of thinking that has been formulated within a ‘Western’ framework, regardless of culture, and that comparability is therefore enabled as a result. Towards an ‘other’ notion of thinking Thinking, learning and other considerations To explore the interdependent nature of the trinity of culture, education and thinking necessitates an initial revisit to the difference between education and thinking as concepts, or, more specifically, to the difference between learning and thinking.

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