Wandering phenomenon as a symbol of spiritual dimension in personal development in experiential education discourse
Text, written in philosophy of education discourse, looks for a possible interconnection between informal education within the wandering course of Lipnice Vacation school “Life is a gothic dog”, and the potential developpment of human being’s in its spiritual dimension. The first part deals with experiential education and expedition courses as an example of the selected discourse. The second part concentrates on spiritual dimension of human experiencing and its differentiation from religious topics. Third part concretizes spiritual experiences in framework of described course and offers a new model of spiritual (non-religious) wandering. The structure of experiential education projects offers a potential of non-religious spirituality. We put spirit, journey, transcendence, transformation and meaning among phenomena which open such dimension of experiencing. The paper confirms that experiential education is in its depth near to non-religious spirituality and then to accentuation of authentic modus of existence.
Redakce časopisu Pedagogická orientace, Doc. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed., Institut výzkumu školního vzdělávání PdF MU, Poříčí 31, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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