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Qualität von Bildung und Kultur- The Quality of Education and Culture

Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von Beiträgen der XVI. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema Qualität von Bildung und Kultur – Theorie und Praxis, die von der Pädagogischen Universität Vilnius (VPU) und der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg gemeinsam konzipiert und veranstaltet wurde. Das Hauptthema der Konferenz war: Bildungs- und Qualitätsstandards der Hochschul- und Schulbildung: humanistische Tradition und Perspektivenwechsel im Bildungs- und Erziehungsbereich unter Berücksichtigung neuer Strukturen des Denkens und Managementstrategien im Hinblick auf die Herausforderungen der Gesellschaft des kommenden Jahrzehnts.
This volume presents contributions of the 16 th International Scientific Meeting on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training to the topic The Quality of Education and Culture – Theoretical and Practical Dimensions. The meeting topic was: Combination of the University and High school education: humanistic/classical tradition and change of perspectives in the field of education and schooling under consideration of new structures of the thinking and management strategies with regard to the challenges of the society of the next decade.

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Creativity or Striving for Perfection 21

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Algirdas Gaižutis Creativity or Striving for Perfection Most authors compare creative work with a spiritual development of an individ- ual, which is not an end in itself. Mark Aurelius said that when improving him- self an individual improves the community or society in which he lives and acts, however, he acquires no right to impose his own understanding of improvement on others. This is the timeless thought indeed. A shortage of creative personali- ties determines conflicts occurring in society. It is these personalities who man- age to deal with tricky situations and, without giving prominence to the eruption of emotions, extend the space of tolerance of others. Apart from important ad- vantages and features, they also have a sense of humour, which helps them view many things from a distance as if more objectively, defending their inner free- dom and that of others. More creative people differ from less creative ones in that the former perhaps are more self-confident and are nonconformists; usually they are interested in more complicated issues of life, tend to devote themselves to their main activi- ties more resolutely, have a wider circle of interests and they seem to be con- stantly creating their own individuality, their selves. They do not find them- selves so often under the stress of everyday worries. They keep distance with re- spect to the socium and even culture, though they are quite active in culture and are often engaged in it. The human personality depends to a great extent...

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