Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

P. Bruce Uhrmacher

Second Advisor

Paul Michalec

Third Advisor

Nick Cutforth

Fourth Advisor

Bin Ramke

Keywords

Ancestral knowledge, Consciousness, Learning, Reincarnation, Teaching, Whole learning

Abstract

This phenomenological study explores the essence of ancestral knowledge from a belief in reincarnation and consciousness, as it relates to the lived experiences of diverse educational professionals, and its contribution to their growth and development. The study investigates the lived experiences of adult educators from four distinct teaching and learning environments: applied metaphysics, Buddhism, anthroposophy, and Indigenous. All participants maintain a practicing belief in reincarnation, consciousness, and ancient and/or esoteric knowledge. The present study sought to understand how this knowledge influenced and impacted educator growth and development, and examined overlaps in teaching and learning.

Publication Statement

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Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

C. Capucine Chapman

File size

144 pgs

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Education, Educational philosophy, Adult education

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