Sunday 11:15 - 12:05
Multiple Intelligence Theory and Confucianism: Recipe for Educational
L. M. Dryden
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Nisshin, Japan
Throughout East Asia, ministries of education are using "creativity"
as their new buzz- word for educational reform aimed at reviving the region's
faltering economies. For many in education, however, Western-style creativity
seems incompatible with the socially-conservative influences of Confucianism
found in China, Korea, and Japan. Today's presentation will show
that East and West can meet in the convergence of multiple intelligence
(NE) theory from Harvard University and recent thinking that traces the
roots of Confucianism to individual "self-cultivation." Come for a provocative
about educational theory and practice, activities for use in the classroom,
and links to related web sites, including one for this presentation.