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ERIC Number: EJ1155992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Teaching for the Recovery of Meaning: An Imagination-Centered Pedagogical Approach for Today's College Students
Manning, Patrick R.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v20 n4 p327-339 Oct 2017
In the face of a mounting mental health crisis among college students, professors have an opportunity and responsibility to respond to their students' psychological distress. Psychological and historical scholarship suggests that the proliferation of modern media and breakdown in traditional sources of existential meaning like religion are significant factors in young adults' declining mental health. In response to this crisis, this article examines the crucial role of the imagination in constructing meaning and proposes an imagination-centered pedagogical process by means of which teachers can assist students in recovering meaning and integration in their lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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