Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 1(12), pp. 681-686 December 2010         
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Teaching and Education: the ways of Confucius

Kim Cheng Patrick Low 

Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam/ Associate, University of South Australia.  Email:

Accepted 15 December, 2010


A Chinese proverb has it that, “learning colors a man more than the deepest dye”, and indeed learning and education is critical. Here, in this paper, the practitioner-academician author examines the various teaching methods and ways of Confucius or Master Kung. Interestingly here, various vital don’ts of teaching, and in fact, several gems of teaching methods, done the Masterly way, are highlighted. The teaching methods, just to mention a few, discussed are to be the role model, to deliver and teach according to the students’ needs, learn from others, generate stimulation and exude influence as well as to love all and serve all.

Keywords: Confucius, learning, teaching; example; common mistakes in learning and teaching.