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Self as Other in human time : stories for humanities educators in the Twenty-First Century

Kerr, Cheryl R. (1997) Self as Other in human time : stories for humanities educators in the Twenty-First Century. Interdisciplinary Humanities, 14(2), pp. 219-244.

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Abstract

This essay considers perceptions of Time and perceptions of Being, and their relationship with the cultural boundaries and barriers we create in the process of living and teaching. Such a consideration is particularly significant for Humanities educators given the ongoing debate regarding interdisciplinary programs, the dropping of barriers between program areas, and the globalization of culture. Indeed, Humanities educators should be exploring questions such as: How can we explore the fluid boundaries of Humanities subjects? In what ways can we create new connections and new understandings among Humanities subjects? What can Humanistic studies add to the human process of creating "identity" and add to our students' search for meaning? What kind of education can we provide to assist people in coping with global issues and the fluid boundaries? What kind of learning medium will provide active inspiration and innovation? What kind of education do we need to understand diversity? What kind of education do we need to understand the deeply embedded relationships between culture, identity, community, time, politics and policy? In what ways can Humanities studies be understood as integral to the future ducation of world citizens in the Twenty-First Century?

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ID Code: 1050
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1056-6139
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 National Association for Humanities Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2010 11:35

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