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ERIC Number: EJ1058337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Learning That Matters: Discovery of Meaning and Development of Wisdom in Undergraduate Education
Mengel, Thomas
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v3 p119-123 2010
This paper makes the case for a shift of undergraduate education towards the development of meaningful life skills that are of value to the graduates as well as to the communities they live in. First, relevant connections between student learning, meaning, and wisdom will be made. Second, the article will explore how undergraduate education can more holistically and comprehensively support students in learning meaningfully and in developing elements of wisdom. In particular, the paper will suggest principles that allow the meaningful integration of learning outcomes, experiential learning opportunities, reflection, and assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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