By Dimitris Mattheou (auth.), Dimitris Mattheou (eds.)

Analyzing academic landscapes – the elemental values, ideas and associations of the sphere – is a hugely advanced and critical job for any researcher. Like moving desolate tract sands, those elements of schooling are in a continuing country of flux, altering based on the unpredictable monetary, social, cultural and geo-political situations of overdue modernity. Key points of the complicated, fluid and multifarious modern atmosphere can continuously get away the researcher’s unavoidably selective remark. The participants to this publication percentage the view that it truly is clever, for that reason, to bear in mind different people’s principles, perceptions and views, to match notes and replicate seriously on them. therefore the papers awarded listed below are a severe and comparative research of today’s altering academic landscapes. they're an exploration of a few of the forces and components that result in those adjustments, and in addition study a few of their most vital implications. The paintings takes a clean examine bought ideology and institutional practices and delineates the more and more internationalized academic discourses and regulations. between different issues, the publication discusses the obsession with caliber in schooling and the choice perceptions of academic equality; the emerging quandary on the hindrances to actually multicultural schooling, and the talk concerning the epistemological foundations either one of wisdom and information creation. Underlying all the papers within the ebook is the authors’ purpose to reinforce our realizing of academic switch during this period of transition and to extra our appreciation of its multifaceted expressions internationally.

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Eros is in love with what is beautiful, and wisdom is extremely beautiful. It follows that Eros must be a lover of wisdom. Eros is giving birth in beauty, whether in body or in soul... Now, some people are pregnant in body, and for this reason turn more to women and pursue Eros in that way, providing themselves through childbirth with immortality... and happiness as they think, while those who are pregnant in soul... are pregnant with what is fitting for a soul to bear and bring to birth... wisdom and the rest of virtue, which all poets beget, as well as all the craftsmen who are said to be creative (Plato Symposium: 202D–209A, passim).

Oligarchies, tyrannies, monarchies, and democracies, and the contemporary controversies about the aims of education. M. Kazamias But we must not forget the question of what that education is to be, and how one ought to be educated. For today there are opposing views about the [educational] tasks/the program to be set, for there are no generally accepted assumptions about what the young should learn, either for virtue (arête) or for the best life [the “good life”/to eu zein, in Aristotle’s meaning of the term]; nor yet is it clear whether education ought to be conducted with more concern for the intellect/the mind (dianoia/nous) or for the formation of the character or the ethos of the psyche.

And a primary incentive for intellectual creativity. . pedagogia (the education of the young), according to this conception, becomes a deep and fundamental intellectual need, rooted in the mind itself. In every intellectual creation, be it artistic, theoretical/scientific or ethical, there is always, Plato teaches us, a powerful pedagogical tone” (Papanoutsos 1977: 113, translated from the Greek). 1 The Owl of Athena 27 Psychagogia/Paideia of the Soul The conception of the soul and its cultivation occupied a central position in the Greek educational and pedagogical texts and discourses of fifth- and fourth-century Athens, especially in the thought of the three dominant philosophical figures of classical Greece, namely, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

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