A Greeting of the Spirit
Dr. Carolyn Mamchur

A Greeting of the Spirit documents six years of devotio, that receptivity which denotes and occurs in the presence of close, developing relationships – and which allows response to what is reciprocally unfolding, possible, unknown. The author takes her student teachers in a professional development program into nature to find the space for devotio to occur. It is here the relationships are developed, a relationship with the other, whether the other is a person, a creature, a plant, a stone. It is here the teacher and student develops the courage to work in closeness and chaos. The author presents the academic relationship between classroom curriculum and outdoor experiences, how to plan for and execute these kinds of deeply moving events in a professionally significant manner.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v7n3a2