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ERIC Number: ED152983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-6
Pages: 12
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Adult Learning Projects Related to Spiritual Growth.
Wickett, R.E.Y.
A study examined significant deliberate learning activities (as demonstrated in learning projects) which were related to spiritual growth. (Spiritual growth was defined in broad terms within which each interviewee interpreted his or her own concept.) Fifty persons between the ages of thirty-five and fifty-five and representing five groups (three churches, an educational agency, and respondents to a newspaper advertisement) were asked to characterize their learning efforts in terms of listed words related to spiritual growth. Interviewees were asked to provide further information about their spiritual growth and certain aspects of their learning experiences. The various learning projects reported included psychiatry, Bible study, the occult, Hinduism, the dance, and racism. Twenty percent indicated that all their learning efforts were related to their spiritual growth, and sixty-six percent indicated that fifty percent or more of their learning efforts had a connection with their spiritual growth. Other findings from the study include the following: a life crisis sometimes precedes and influences a learning project; there is at times the need for assistance on a one-to-one basis from a resource person and the need for group discussion opportunities; and there appears to be little or no use of object planned learning. Directions for further research are suggested. (DTT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper prepared for the Adult Education Research Conference (San Antonio, Texas, April 6, 1978)