ERIC Number: ED394822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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The Spiritual and Educational Dimensions of The New Science Movement.
With the emergence in physics of relativity and quantum theories in the first decade of this century a paradigm shift took place from a predominantly mechanistic to a dynamic world view. This shift formed the basis of the New Science Movement, including the new physics, in the 1970s. The movement is international, interdisciplinary, dynamic, and open in its research to the natural and social sciences, arts, and religion. This paper investigates the spiritual and educational dimensions of the New Science Movement. It looks at concepts central to the movement, such as space and time, wave/particle duality, the local and the nonlocal, the parts and the whole, order and disorder (chaos), and knowledge as a network of relations. It tries to show a link to education and spirituality. On the basis of the works from representatives of the New Science Movement, such as David Bohm, Fritjof Capra, David Peat, Danah Zohar, and Ken Wilber, the paper suggests that interpretations of spiritual and educational dimensions of the New Science Movement might be considered for educational processes in general. Contains 26 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Nature of Science
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-14, 1996).