Use the Prezi to explore two key books on Spirituality and Adult Learning.
This research explores spiritual formation in suburban adults and asks how an increased awareness of the social Trinity might impact that process. Spiritual formation—also known as spirituality—is not strictly a theological frame located within the church. There is a growing body of literature within the field of Adult Learning that addresses the issue of spirituality on a broader scope.1 Elisabeth Tisdell says that spirituality is “personal belief and experience of a divine spirit or higher purpose, about how we construct meaning, and what we individually and communally experience and attend to and honor as the sacred in our lives.'”2 The essays below will discuss how this broader conversation of spirituality in adult learning connects to my research on spiritual formation in the suburban context.
Essays on Spirituality in Adult Learning
- Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education, The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003). Jane Kathryn Vella, Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults, Rev. ed., The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002). Dent C. Davis, “Dialogue of the Soul: The Phenomenon of Intrapersonal Peace and the Adult Experience of Protestant Religious Education,” Religious Education 102, no. 4 (2007). John M. Dirkx, “Images, Transformative Learning the Work of Soul,” Adult Learning 12, no. 3 (2001). [↩]
- Merriam, Sharan B., Rosemary S. Caffarella and Lisa Baumgartner. Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide. 3rd ed. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007, 200. [↩]