ERIC Number: EJ1072961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Bridging Further Education and Higher Education in the Formation of Spiritual Directors
Bentley, Peter S.; Buchanan, Michael T.
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v39 n6 p777-792 2015
This article examines those aspects of curriculum relating to programmes that have developed across the further and higher education divide. It analyses one particular spiritual direction formation programme that has transitioned from a vocational training programme in the further education mode to a post-graduate academic programme in a higher education context. In identifying the core elements of this formation programme, it suggests several complementary educational approaches that resonate with the formation approach within academic contexts and examines whether these approaches adequately address the breadth of learning styles and relational aspects of learning that contribute to effective pedagogical approaches. The article recommends further research to assess the relevance of curriculum design to guidelines and standards demanded of both the further and higher education sectors.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Integrated Curriculum, Vocational Education, Spiritual Development, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Seminars, Peer Groups, Field Experience Programs, Peer Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Academic Standards, Guidelines
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia