A particular problem associated with international research in the field of spirituality and education is the reluctance of scholars to agree on what spirituality means, with numerous descriptions increasing ambiguity and reducing the impact of research in the discipline. This book argues that it is important to understand spirituality as a unifying concept that has the potential to be meaningful in its application to the lives of children and young people in areas of learning and wellbeing. Chapters show why and how spiritual learning should be addressed across the curriculum, with implications for the design of learning programs and environments.
Table of Contents
Spirituality, Children and Young People: Perspectives from Research
The Empathic Mind: Essence of Human Spirituality
Social and Political Contexts: Influences on Spiritual Wellbeing
Connectedness and Connectedness: Spirituality and the Shadow
A Holistic Approach: An Integration of Cognitive, Affective Spiritual and Multisensory Learning
To the Future: The Implications of an Emerging Interspiritual Age
Dr Marian de Souza is an Honorary Assoc Prof at Federation University, Ballarat, Australia and an Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. She is also Chair, International Association for Children’s Spirituality.