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Bridging further education and higher education in the formation of spiritual directors

Bentley, Peter and Buchanan, Michael (2013) Bridging further education and higher education in the formation of spiritual directors. Journal of further and higher eduacation, 37. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

This article examines those aspects of curriculum relating to programmes that have developed across the further and higher education divide. It analyses one particular spiritual direction formation programme that has transitioned from a vocational training programme in the further education mode to a post-graduate academic programme in a higher education context. In identifying the core elements of this formation programme, it suggests several complementary educational approaches that resonate with the formation approach within academic contexts and examines whether these approaches adequately address the breadth of learning styles and relational aspects of learning that contribute to effective pedagogical approaches. The article recommends further research to assess the relevance of curriculum design to guidelines and standards demanded of both the further and higher education sectors.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): further education, higher education, vocational training, spiritual direction, contemplative education, curriculum design, pedagogical approaches
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Religious Education
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
Association with University of Divinity: Sentir: Graduate School for Spiritual Formation
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 11:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1668

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