Children's spirituality: an essential element in thinking and learning in new times

Wilma Vialle, Russell Walton, Stuart Woodcock

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As the twenty-first century unfolds with its emphasis on global concerns and typified by technology that is obsolete before it is out of its packaging, we need to reconsider what we understand by thinking and learning. Such reframing is essential if we are to adequately educate the twenty-first century learner. In the past, we neatly separated the cognitive realm of thinking and learning from the physical, social and emotional realities of the learner. However, substantial research has clearly established the interdependence and connectedness of each of these spheres within individuals. Spirituality, though, has barely been considered in these constructions of young people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and the learner
Subtitle of host publicationexploring learning for new times
EditorsPeter Kell, Wilma Vialle, Deslea Konza, Gillian Vogl
Place of PublicationWollongong, NSW
PublisherUniversity of Wollongong Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781741281453
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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