Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Spiritually open pedagogy contributes to learning

Powell's Books offers a used copy of The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner's Whole Potential, edited by Regina Paxton Foehr and Susan A. Schiller. According to the description, "Foehr and Schiller assert that spiritually open pedagogy is a choice that can reintroduce balance and, at the same time, foster lifelong learning. To them and their contributors, critical thinking and spirituality are not mutually exclusive but mutually intertwined. They view intellectual argument and the interpersonal exchange of ideas as some of the highest forms of spiritual empowerment, capable of filling students with wonder, exhilaration, and an awe for learning. Those interchanges give students a new vision of their own power to understand and create meaning."

The book includes a chapter of interviews, "Writing the Spirit: Interviews with John Bradshaw, Larry Dossey, M.D., and Thomas Moore." Powells includes the full Table of Contents in its description.

The Spiritual Side of Writing
Subtitle: Releasing the Learner's Whole Potential
ISBN-10: 0867094133
ISBN-13: 978-0867094138
Editor: Foehr, Regina Paxton
Editor: Schiller, Susan A.
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Publishers
Location: Portsmouth, NH :
Publication Date: March 1997
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Illustrations: Yes
Pages: 214

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