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Seeking Wisdom Through Service: A Week at Yaowawit School

Introduction This year I along with new teaching partner Bridget Rowe returned for a second year to southern Thailand for a weeklong visit to Yaowawit, a school established for tsunami survivors in 2006 and now inclusive of disadvantaged children in … Continue reading

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Service-Learning and Spiritual Practice: Complementary Pedagogies for the Privileged

Over Easter a number of us from HKIS went to rural China to make a short video about our girls scholarship program.  Every time I spend time with these girls, the word “virtue” comes to mind.  Their innocence and sincerity … Continue reading

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Use of Mezirow’s Adult Transformative Learning Theory in High School

According to my research, it is usually some experience with “otherness” that becomes, as Mezirow explains, a “disorienting dilemma” which initiates the journey of social conscience. For this reason I frequently take students on service trips to China that provide … Continue reading

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