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ERIC Number: EJ1018073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
A Metatheory of Spiritual Formation through Service-Learning in Higher Education
Welch, Marshall; Koth, Kent
Journal of College Student Development, v54 n6 p612-627 Nov-Dec 2013
This article presents a hybrid metatheory of spiritual formation that can be applied to understanding college students' spiritual development through service-learning experiences. A definition and overview of spirituality is presented and contrasted with religion, followed by a review of various theoretical models from developmental psychology and spiritual development. Salient features from these models have been identified as a common thread to generate a hybrid metatheory of spiritual formation. A description of the spaces that comprise the spiritual formation process is provided, followed by an example. The article concludes with a discussion on the implications and application of the model for students, faculty members, and directors of centers involved with service-learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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