Janet Groen



JSS 3.1

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JSS 3.1 From Malaise to Re-enchantment: The Spiritual Retreat Centre as a Place of Environmental Adult Education

by Professor Janet Groen, University of Calgary, Canada
Journal for the Study of Spirituality 3, no. 1, 2013, pp. 46-55

Adult education’s increasing interests in spirituality and the environment are intertwined against a backdrop of disenchantment and malaise within modern Western society. This article argues that attention should be directed towards environmental adult education responses and programmes located within a humanistic orientation to learning: an example being self-directed activities that weave together spirituality, nature and learning within the spiritual retreat centre.

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