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Spirituality : providing guidance through uncertainty ®

Webster, Scott 2002, Spirituality : providing guidance through uncertainty ®, in AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; Proceedings of the 2002 Australian Association for Research in Education conference, Australian Association for Research in Education, Coldstream, Vic., pp. 1-16.

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Title Spirituality : providing guidance through uncertainty ®
Author(s) Webster, ScottORCID iD for Webster, Scott orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-4894
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2002 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Brisbane, Queensland
Conference dates 1 - 5 Dec. 2002
Title of proceedings AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; Proceedings of the 2002 Australian Association for Research in Education conference
Editor(s) Jeffrey, Peter L.
Publication date 2002
Start page 1
End page 16
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Coldstream, Vic.
Summary Spirituality has all too often been neglected by both the practices and the profession of education. In these times of great uncertainty the spiritual dimension needs to be developed in order for people to more effectively navigate their way. This paper specifically examines what is understood by 'spirituality' and argues why and how it should be developed. Briefly, this dimension refers to what the meaning of life and one's self-identity are understood to be. Every person can therefore be considered to be spiritual to some extent, not just the religious.

Furthermore it considers that meaning-making, self-identity, choices, decisions and motivation, largely emerge from one's spirituality. By developing this dimension, personal well-being is enhanced and people can gain a more effective understanding of themselves and their world, elucidating what purposes are worthwhile for them to pursue.

There is an increasing interest being given to spirituality mainly from the fields of psychology, the work-place, some aspects of the New Age movement (especially self-help courses) and now also by education. It is argued that spiritual development, which is claimed to be facilitated by philosophical approaches within communities of inquiry, benefits both the learners of educational programmes and also ourselves as researchers.
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ISSN 1324-9320
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2002, AARE
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