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Achieving excellence through creativity: Gülen’s vision of character education

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi (2011) Achieving excellence through creativity: Gülen’s vision of character education. In: 2011 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 12-14 September 2011, Gombak.

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The school curricula vision of the most developed countries, beginning with the industrial development period until today, has aimed at promoting career based knowledge while ethics and values have been peripheral to student development. Hence, there is a need to impart morals and virtues to students. Gülen Educational Movement, inspired by the thoughts and works of Fethullah Gülen, has emerged in order to integrate the career based knowledge of education with that of character based knowledge. This paper seeks to examine: firstly, the distinguished creativity mindset of Gülen in initiating an excellent system of education whose vision is to serve humanity by providing them moral orientation and guidance that makes them orderly and law-biding citizens. Secondly, Gülen's vision of character education that has provided new insights into how scholar-scientists, people of religion, members of the arts, and state officials make it possible to coexist and serve society. Thirdly, the way how Gülen and the Movement operate and sustain their schools and universities. This paper will provide significant findings and resolutions that will benefit individuals, communities and humanity at large.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5647/7213
Uncontrolled Keywords: character education, creativity,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB51 Systems of individual educators and writers
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: DR FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2013 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7213

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