Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2022, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (10): 77-90.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2022.10.007

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Disaster Prevention Education: An Educational Attempt to Inherit Memory of Catastrophe

Jiaqi Yu   

  1. School of Educational Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
  • Online:2022-10-01 Published:2022-09-29


Natural disasters and social disasters can be understood as the phenomena that lead to the destructive shaking of people’s life field and social foundation. And the memory of catastrophe is people’s recollection and recognition of the past phenomenon. For people, the memory of catastrophe is the basis that gives people identities, the wake-up call for survivor, the accident that brings the chance, the place of debate for seeking truth. However, the memory, which is essential to the bildung of individuals, has been completely forgotten by modern education, which is rooted in real life and repels uncertainty. The inheritance of memory is gradually replaced by formal commemoration and knowledge-based disaster prevention education. In fact, disaster prevention education that attaches importance to inheriting the memory of catastrophe is not only self-help education that helps students become survivors, but also co-help education that makes students become volunteers. Under the effect of emotional resonance and sincere dialogue, people who recognized the catastrophe together build a connection, in order to face a new catastrophe that may come again in the future.

Key words: memory of catastrophe, disaster prevention education, modern education criticism, bildung