While there has emerged a “rhetorical“ revolution in the field of educational philosophy, and the gap between philosophy and literature has been diminished, the inquiry into educational thinking of famous writers would be an alternative for the study of educational thought. This study will focus on the world-known German poet and novelist Hermann Hesse in 20th century and his representative work “Das Glasperlenspiel”(The Glass Bead Game) to probe into his educational thought. As a Nobel Prize award-winner, the influences of Hesse to the world (including U. S. and Taiwan) are rather huge and long-standing. In Hesse’s novels, education and self-discovery are always important themes. In addition, he also concerned the dualism between spirit and nature, mind and body, and the process of human searching for spirit beyond the social limits. All above-mentioned themes, this researcher argues, also are the significant issues which educators should care for, and this is the reason why many works by Hesse are so called “Bildungsroman”. Furthermore Hesse also highlighted the “utopian alternative academic community” in his “The Glass Bead Game”, especially the main scene of this novel was called “pedagogical province” and Castalia, all these addressed the emphasis of Hesse on education. Finally, this research argues, it would be beneficial to the results of study about western thought of education in Taiwan through inquiry into Hesse’s thinking about education.
|Effective start/end date||2017/08/01 → 2018/07/31|
- Educational Thought
- Rhetorical Revolution
- Glass Bead Game
- Hermann Hesse
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