Healing the physical/spiritual divide through a holistic and hermeneutic approach to education

Webster, R. Scott 2013, Healing the physical/spiritual divide through a holistic and hermeneutic approach to education, International journal of children's spirituality, vol. 18, no. 1, Special issue: Spirituality and physicality : crossing thresholds, pp. 62-73.

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Title Healing the physical/spiritual divide through a holistic and hermeneutic approach to education
Author(s) Webster, R. Scott
Journal name International journal of children's spirituality
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Season Special issue: Spirituality and physicality : crossing thresholds
Start page 62
End page 73
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1364-436X
1469-8455
Keyword(s) education
Dewey
Gadamer
hemeneutics
Summary In this special edition of the journal, attention is being given to the two dimensions of spirituality and physicality. In this particular paper I argue that there is an unhelpful divide that is often assumed to exist between these two dimensions and that this divide can be transcended or healed' through a holistic and hermeneutic approach to education. Rather than give our focus to narrower concerns such as spiritual education and physical education, we ought instead to pursue education in such a way that it is understood to necessarily be inclusive of both the physical and the spiritual simultaneously. That is, our spirituality is necessarily embodied in the physical. In order to make this argument, references to holistic education shall mainly draw upon the works of Dewey and Gadamer.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056172

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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