The Exploration of Philosophy Teaching Organization Form at Oxford University

Shuyun LUO, Zhimin TAN


Philosophy educational goals of Oxford University are that by reading and training regularly to enlighten students’ mind, cultivate their reading ability, critical thinking and logical thinking ability, etc.. At Oxford University, cultivating students’ ability depends on rich teaching organizational forms. Teaching organizational forms affects the teaching quality and efficiency directly, and relates to the realization of educational objectives. Oxford University philosophy teaching takes various teaching organizational forms, which are lectures, tutorial system, seminars and presentations. These teaching organizational forms not only make Oxford University achieve its educational goals, but also become its features enjoying a worldwide reputation. This paper attempts to elaborate and analyze the four teaching organizational forms, to grasp its specific implementation process, characteristics as well as values, and to reflect on its enlightenments for Chinese university teaching organizational forms.


Lectures; Tutorial system; Presentations

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