The Intention of General Education in Taiwan’s Universities: To Cultivate the Holistic Person

  •  Yi-Huang Shih    
  •  Jen-Pin Hsu    
  •  Yan-Hong Ye    


The cultivation of the holistic person has always been a topic of concern for general education in Taiwan’s universities. Hopefully students can attain a more perfect human nature. So the question is how to practice general education to cultivate the holistic person. This is the focus of this article. After reading and analyzing related studies, the strategies for cultivating the holistic person we identified are as follows: (1) concern about students’ knowledge integration and moral manifestation, (2) cultivation of students’ human nature, (3) concern with students’ life experiences, and (4) general education is as important as professional education. Hopefully the discussion in this article will provide some ideas to help Taiwan's current general education practices, and allow us to realize the ideal of general education, i.e., the cultivation of the holistic person.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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