Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2023, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (12): 13-25.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2023.12.002

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Tianxia-Curriculum: On the Fourfold Vision of Education of Future

Zhengmei Peng1, Xiaoyong Zhou2, Yuan Gao3, Qingtao Wang1, Fangting Shi1   

  1. 1. Institute of International and Comparative Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
    2. School of Foreign Languages, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
    3. School of Education, Zhejiang International Studies University, Hangzhou 310023, China
  • Accepted:2023-09-13 Online:2023-12-01 Published:2023-11-27


From the perspective of education for the future and the formation of the new generation, this study aims to collectively imagine and commit human society to positive actions for ecological civilization, human destiny community, and global common values. This paper extends the core socialist values of the individual, society, and nation to the ‘tianxia’ and makes them into a curriculum, based on the Chinese educational wisdom tradition of the “Tianxia-Curriculum”. Specifically, the four classics of Mencius, On Liberty, the Communist Manifesto, and Zhuangzi are used to reconstruct a new “Tianxia-Curriculum” with Chinese characteristics and to provide a philosophical anthropological foundation for a new humanities education for the future.

Key words: Tianxia-Curriculum, pedagogy of Neo-humanitas, ecological civilization, philosophical anthropology, futures of education, values education