Spirituality, learning and personalisation: exploring the relationship between spiritual development and learning to learn in a faith-based secondary school

RE Deakin Crick, HM Jelfs

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the relationship between spirituality and learning how to learn in a faith-based secondary school. The development of a spiritually grounded pedagogy is a way of explicitly attending to spiritual development in teaching, learning and curriculum. The research described here comprises a per- 10 sonalised enquiry project in which students attend to four ‘stations’ in a learning journey; these focus on their identity and story, foster learning dispositions and values, develop their knowledge, skills and understanding, and engage them with issues which are meaningful in their world. Three teacher researchers in a Church of England school implemented this pedagogy with two year-8 English 15 classes and one year-9 French class. The findings from a pre- and post-intervention self-report ‘measure’ of learning power are synthesised with student and teacher interviews to explore the contribution this pedagogical approach makes to students’ spiritual development and learning.
Translated title of the contributionSpirituality, learning and personalisation: exploring the relationship between spiritual development and learning to learn in a faith-based secondary school
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197 - 217
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Children’s Spirituality
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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