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Curriculum as Spiritual Experience

The phrase “curriculum as spiritual experience” can be defined as whatever brings an individual into heightened awareness of her or his relationship with the Infinite, the reality that lies beyond all thinking. However, many other definitions are both possible and plausible, depending on differing points of view about underlying ideas, beliefs, and assumptions.

The curriculum is commonly conceived as identical to or synonymous with the course of study, a body of material presented to the student to learn. As such, it is something that can be planned and written down, can remain forever unchanging, and can exist independently of the consciousness of the student. However, as John Dewey made clear during the first half of the 20th century, the curriculum can also be conceived in a ...

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