Discussion on the Misconceptions of Curriculum Ideological and Political Education

Abstract

 Curriculum ideological and political education, an educational guideline that encourages the integration of ideological and political education in all subjects and courses, is being widely adopted in Chinese universities. It aims to cultivate the comprehensive abilities of students with moral, intellectual, physical, and aesthetical grounding, instead of focusing on the acquisition of knowledge only. Misconceptions of this concept are still commonly seen, however, and they are hindering the effective implementation of the guideline. This paper attempts to discuss three common misconceptions and provide insights that hopefully will clear up some confusion. Some practical approaches are also proposed in the end for teachers to follow.