Introduction on Ontological Dimension of Higher Education with Chinese Characteristics

Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


This chapter involves introducing the ontological dimension of higher education with Chinese characteristics. The origins and definitions of ontology and the categories and types of ontology contribute to illustrate the core idea of ontology. The upper ontological dimension, domain ontological dimension, interface ontological dimension, and process ontological dimension of higher education with Chinese characteristics are proposed and illustrated to conceptualize and contextualize the framework of ontological dimensions of higher education with Chinese higher education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of Education and Social DevelopmentBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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