Constructivism and Teachers in Chinese Culture

Enriching Confucianism with Constructivism

  • Zitong Wei

About this book


This book provides a refreshing look at kindergarten teachers’ practical knowledge and their context-specific reasoning of the usefulness of constructivism from a culturally emic perspective. Examining the similarities and differences between constructivism and Confucianism from both instructional and moral perspectives, it provides a unique contribution to teaching and teacher education. An understanding of the compatibility between constructivism and Confucianism is valuable in cross-cultural exchange and learning, and as such the book is a great source for educational researchers in a time of globalization.


Constructivism and Confucianism Early Childhood Teacher Education Chinese Culture Emic Perspective Active Learning Heuristic Teaching Sociomoral Atmosphere Chinese Hermeneutics

Authors and affiliations

  • Zitong Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2690-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2691-2
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