The Shifting Paradigm: Who Is the Intellectual of the 21st Century?

The Shifting Paradigm: Who Is the Intellectual of the 21st Century?
Farahani, Alireza Jalali

International Education Journal, v6 n4 p512-515 Sep 2005
|The world is in a constant state of flux and as a consequence, definitions and perceptions of the word “intellectual” are subject to change. This paper undertakes a succinct historical review regarding this notion by considering two paradigms, which are called here the “Lake Paradigm” and the “Well Paradigm”. It is argued that these two paradigms fail to educate the intellectual of 21st century. Then a new paradigm, the “Valley Paradigm,” is put forward, which is thought to be capable of educating a new generation of intellectuals. (Contains 3 figures.)|

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