ISJ April 2013: Education beyond frontiers: early signs of international mindedness
Ian Hill & Caroline Ellwood
At the meeting of the Alliance for International Education Conference in Doha in October 2012, for one of the plenary sessions Ian Hill considered the ideas of some early thinkers and philosophers that could be related to international mindedness.
He spoke specifically about Comenius and Rousseau and his address led to considerable discussion around the topic of great thinkers on education, particularly since we were in Doha, provoking suggestions of influential early Islamic philosophers and teachers and the influence of their ideas.
This article will therefore bring east and west together, in no sense of competition but in the spirit of celebrating diversity and some shared values.