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Inspiration as a Thought-Provoking Concept for Values Education

  • Theo van der Zee
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Abstract

In this chapter, the author probes the question of how schools can promote learning in the present-day context. He argues that teachers can form learners by inspiring them. In support of the argument he presents the notion of inspiration as a thought-provoking concept, in both a theoretical and a practical sense. He explains his idea of inspiration and how it functions with reference to a recent study. This empirical study focuses on the extent to which inspiration is ascribed to teachers in Catholic schools and how it is thought to influence learners. The research findings can contribute to reflection on learners’ education generally and to values education in particular.

Keywords

Religious Tradition Weak Learner Mental Causation Catholic School Formative Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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