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CFET’s Book Club Seminar on Democracy and Education

2023-04-18Views:149

On the evening of March 31, Prof. CHENG Liang of East China Normal University, visited SOE and gave an opening lecture for the activity of "Reading Club on Center for Education Theory". With the theme of "How to Approach Dewey's Democracy and Education", CHENG analyzed the book’s history and connotation and gave detailed guidance on how to read the book. The seminar, hosted by Dr. LIU Xueliang, deputy director of the Center for Education Theory at SOE, attracted teachers and graduate students from various schools and divisions at SJTU.


Professor CHENG began by answering the question "Why should we pay attention to Democracy and Education?" He then systematically introduced the book's historical influence, and continuity of issues. Prof. CHENG also shared his own experience in reading and research, and interpreted the book from his own perspective considering the background, the framework, the theme, details in and connections of the book, and offer practical suggestions on how to read books. The seminar was a insightful one as faculty members and students benefited from it a lot.


"CFET’s Book Club" aims to deepen people’s understanding of the classical works in education both at SOE. This semester's reading is Dewey's Democracy and Education, and the schedule is as follows. We welcome all book lovers and those who are interested to join this exciting and challenging journery of reading!

Reading Schedule

Content

Presentor

Date

Introduction

Prof. CHENG Liang

31.03.2023

Chapter 1-2

Chen Zening

06.04.2023

Chapter 3-4

Dr. LI Chunying

12.04.2023

Chapter 5-6

RAN Shijie

19.04.2023

Chapter 7-9

CHEN Zening & HE Mingzhao

26.04.2023

Chapter 10-12

LIU Lu

10.05.2023

Chapter 13-15

HE Mingzhao

17.05.2023

Chapter 16-18

Dr. Xiong Ziyin Xiong

24.05.2023

Chapter 19-21

LIU Lu & RAN Shijie

31.05.2023

Chapter 22-26

Dr. LIU Xueliang

07.06.2023

Address: Room 132,  Chen Ruiqiu Building

Date: 18:30-21:30, 31.03.2023-07.06.2023

Organizer: Center for Education Theory, School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University