Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767721003780603
Title: Singapore: Bridgehead of the west or counterforce? the s[t]imulation of creative and critical thought in singapore's higher education policies
Authors: Hoofd, I. 
Keywords: Acceleration
Critical thinking
Heidegger
Post-colonialism
Singapore
Spivak
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Source: Hoofd, I. (2010-06). Singapore: Bridgehead of the west or counterforce? the s[t]imulation of creative and critical thought in singapore's higher education policies. Globalisation, Societies and Education 8 (2) : 295-305. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767721003780603
Abstract: This paper argues that the welcoming by western humanists of pedagogies of critical and creative thinking in Asian universities - as if such thinking will breed an eastern counter-voice to western neo-liberalism - is misguided. The paper will question the rise of creative and critical thinking in higher education in Asia by analysing the intersections of the neo-liberal economy, new media technologies, and such new 'thinking' in the post-colonial context of Singapore and its national university. The paper will conclude that in the new hegemonic configuration under technological acceleration, higher education becomes a nationalist and globalist project in which privileged Singaporean students constitute the new 'upwardly mobile' by branding themselves as 'creative Asians'. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: Globalisation, Societies and Education
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52054
ISSN: 14767724
DOI: 10.1080/14767721003780603
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