Learning as spirituality and nurture - Pacific indigenous peoples' perspectives of lifelong learning
Vaioleti, T. (2012). Learning as spirituality and nurture - Pacific indigenous peoples' perspectives of lifelong learning. Lifelong Learning in Europe [LLinE], XVII(2), 39-47.
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This paper discusses characteristics of an adult education practice for peoples in the Pacific. There is no one Pacific way as the Pacific population is diverse consisting of many cultures, languages, social structures and differing colonial experiences. For many Pacific peoples learning is holistic, is driven by cultural motivation, which is often for the benefit of their extended families(the collective)rather than personal gains or self-actualisation. Learning is constantly intervened by spiritual matters, the same being true for most aspects of Pacific peoples’ day-to-day lives. Therefore spirituality is integral to learning at all levels formal and informal.
Kansanvalistusseura – The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation
This article has been published in the journal: Lifelong Learning in Europe [LLinE]. Used with permission.