Bigger, Stephen (2003) Spirituality as a Process within the School Curriculum. Prospero: A Journal of New Thinking for Education , 9 (1). pp. 12-18.
Spiritual education concerns the quality of our thinking about ourselves, our relationships, our sense of worth and identity, and our sense of well-being. All curriculum subjects can contribute to this search for meaning. Religious education and the act of worship can contribute but are in practice very problematic if dogma inhibits open reflection. No one tradition of spirituality should be promoted since spirituality is a process. The world faiths provide starting points, but life provides more. The human spirit may be finite or eternal; but we are concerned with the here and now and education should promote open qualitative questioning. * First published in 2003 in Prospero: A Journal of New Thinking for Education vol 9, no 1, pp.12-18. This version has been revised.
Previously published by Triangle Journals.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||spiritual education, English school curriculum, religious education|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Education|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Bigger|
|Date Deposited:||05 Dec 2007 09:28|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2010 05:00|
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