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  1. Nietzsche’s New Dawn. Educating Students to Strive for Better in a Dynamic Professional World.H. Joosten - 2015 - Dissertation, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
    Professional higher education is expected to educate large numbers of students to become innovative professionals within a time frame of three or four years. A mission impossible? Not necessarily, according to Henriëtta Joosten who is a philosopher as well as a teacher. She uses the experimental, liberating, but also dangerous ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche to rethink contemporary higher professional education. What does it mean to teach students to strive for better in a professional world where horizons tend to disperse and (...)
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  • Excellence for All: A Nietzschean-Inspired Approach in Professional Higher Education.Henriëtta Joosten - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (13-14):1516-1528.
    Europe’s objectives of economic growth and job creation require large numbers of professionals who are willing and able to innovate and rise above themselves. In this article, a concept of excellence is developed that can be broadly applied in professional higher education. This concept of excellence derives from three concepts which the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche developed in The Gay Science : self-transcendence, self-control and self-styling. By starting with Nietzsche’s radical thoughts, the author aims to grasp the probabilities and challenges (...)
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  • Levelling and Misarchism: A Nietzschean Perspective on the Future of Democratic Educational Institutions.Tadej Pirc - 2017 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 51 (2):491-509.
    In his early lectures, published as On the Future of Our Educational Institutions, Nietzsche attempts to expose contemporary education as overly extensive and being weakened, and as such, failing to turn pupils and students into men of culture. The aim of my paper is to present a comprehensive consideration of the present condition of democratic educational institutions through Nietzsche's clairvoyantly pessimistic assessment. I enter the discussion through two Nietzschean concepts, levelling and misarchism, which, although not found in the mentioned text (...)
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