Contentment and education

Gibbs, Paul (2016) Contentment and education. Journal of East-West Thought, 6 (2). pp. 23-34. ISSN 2161-7236

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Abstract

Current higher education strategies seem to concentrate on the expedient, developing skills that can secure employment in the world of work. Valuable as this may be as a way to satisfy politico-economic policy imperatives, it strays from education as an edifying process where personal development represents, through the facing up to distress and despair, an unsettling of our developing identity and a negation of our immediate desire satisfaction. What is proposed for higher education is not a dominant priority to feed happiness for others, but a mission for personal contentment revealed through realising students’ potentialities, for them, thus recognising their limitations as part of seeking an attunement to contentment

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 16981
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 11:20
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16981

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