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Tan, Charlene – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
This article examines a Confucian conception of competence and its corresponding response to the competencies agenda that underpins international large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It is argued that standardised transnational assessments are undergirded by a technical rationality that…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Measurement, Confucianism, Adults
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Martin, Christopher – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Does the liberal state have a role in helping mature citizens make worthwhile educational choices? The question has clear relevance for the aims of higher education in a liberal democratic society. As systems of higher education internationalize, it has become difficult for liberal states to steer higher education policy in directions that serve…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Government Role, Decision Making
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Colgan, Andrew D. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
This article seeks to re-introduce Dr. Maria Montessori's educational philosophy, which has been absent from modern philosophy of education literature. It describes and analyzes crucial aspects of her epistemology, as best known through her "Method." Discussed are the need for early education, the development of the senses, and the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Montessori Method, Concept Formation