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Educating for authentic self


Khadijah, Opatokun and Hashim, Che Noraini (2010) Educating for authentic self. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Sintok, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9789832078456

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Abstract

Authenticities of the “self” had been studied from several perspectives. In this paper, the “authentic self” was examined from transcendental perspective. The concept of authentic self is a focal point and a buzz word in recent studies. With the swing on moral and ethical dilemma within the society, it has reached a height that the phrase “authentic self, society, leaders, schools, community” is now been studied. The contemporary global trend of the dichotomy between the authenticity of the private and public of a “self” was reviewed. This paper will consider the Islamic purview of the “self.” The union of the private and the public dimensions of the self were evaluated using the indicators such as the “self” in relation to God; relationship with the Scriptures; principles of social justice and understanding of the world. The role of education as a vibrant catalyst in making an “authentic self” was finally correlated to expose its effect as a tool for societal change.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 07:38
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 07:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2523

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