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ERIC Number: EJ789840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Paradoxical Tensions in Creating a Teaching and Learning Space within a Graduate Education Course on Spirituality
Groen, Janet
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n2 p193-204 Apr 2008
Until recently, spirituality within a university setting was associated with religious studies faculties. Today, it has spilled over into other faculties, such as nursing, business, social work and education. Conferences, research and courses within these professional faculties are increasing as professors and students seek to make meaningful connections between their studies and important life questions. This paper is a reflective account of instructing a graduate course, entitled Spirituality in the Workplace in a faculty of education. Its design and implementation is analyzed in order to better understand this unique learning situation, and to determine how educators within the higher education environment can continue to craft learning opportunities that potentially foster spiritual transformation within learners. Parker Palmer's (1998) six paradoxical tensions for creating a teaching and learning space are used as the guiding framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada