Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2017, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (2): 57-67+120.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2017.02.007

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Some Ideas about Constructing Educational Hominology

FENG Jianjun   

  1. Institute of Moral Education, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China
  • Online:2017-04-20 Published:2017-03-27

Abstract: It's generally accepted that philosophy is the essence of the spirit of the era, and educational hominology is the educational philosophy in the new era of student-oriented development. Educational hominology, an interdisciplinary subject integrating humanology and pedagogy, is the application of humanology in education as well as a humanistic reflection on education. It involves research on whole person in education, discussing the relationship between whole person and education and his/her development. While hominology is a philosophy concerning the study of whole person, its nature, existence, and fundamental issue of development, educational hominology is a contemporary educational philosophy, which focuses on educational philosophy involving many different subjects. In terms of hominology, educational hominology is an applied subject; in terms of education, educational hominology is a basic subject of methodology.#br#The study of educational hominology and its orientation determine the nature of educational hominology, including the nature of philosophy, being comprehensive, contemporary, and fundamental. In other words, in educational hominology, research is focused on whole person and his/her education, exploring the historical, philosophical, and realistic development of educational hominology, plus its theory of ontology, value and practice. In educational hominology, research is designed to understand human's life by exploring the meaning of life, rather than treating humans as research objects. The research method of educational hominology aims to know people, understand people, and care for people in the context of education. Therefore, in nature, educational hominology is a normative research, guided by practical materialism, using dialectical thoughts and comprehensive methods, offering a picture of whole person in education.

Key words: hominology, educational hominology, subjects