Education in China: universities asked to include romance in courses

Can romance be taught? Is falling in love so important that it has to be included in courses in universities?

These became common questions after Beijing education authorities released a draft teaching program for mental health in college, advising universities in the municipality to teach students in their psychology courses how to love. The draft sparked controversy immediately after its release for public comment as soon as it was released.

“Romance can’t be taught. You should experience and comprehend it by yourself,” said Zhang Yu, a senior from Capital Normal University who just broke up with her boyfriend.

via Controversy arises as Beijing universities asked to include romance in courses – People’s Daily Online.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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