• Wanying Wang
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I explore the concept of attunement in this chapter. Informed by my own story and other scholarly work, attunement in this chapter is employed to describe an autobiographical theory of education, emphasizing that how one’s learning can take place in a subjective sense of intellectual labor striving for a deeper understanding. The chapter comprises two sections. The first describes that attunement has two elements: contingency and sensitivity. Contingency emphasizes the particularity of experience, identified from one’s own perspective. Sensitivity emphasizes how one can go beyond one’s boundary subjectively, thus being attuned to new forms of understanding or thinking and becoming engaged with the world. In the second, I summarize my sense of attunement that focuses on two aspects: self and self engagement with the world. Attunement addresses how one has evolved while writing autobiographically, during which one reveals oneself and begets engagement of the self with the world.


Attunement Contingency Sensitivity Awakening inwardness 


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  • Wanying Wang
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  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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