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ERIC Number: EJ868470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
The Spirit Moves Where There Is a Need in Higher Education
Fong, Mary
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n120 p87-95 Win 2009
Spiritualism can exist in a secular educational institution. In this autoethnography, the author shares the spiritual challenge she had with students in her initial years of teaching as an assistant professor. She discusses her spiritual pedagogical approach, which she integrates into her teaching strategies to touch the minds, hearts, and spirits of the students through reflection paper assignments, reading books touching on spirituality, having class discussions that allow sharing of students' experiences in relation to the academic matter, and videos that involve people challenging the human spirit in their daily lives. After that, she discusses the importance of her mentorship style.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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