How “Whole” is Whole Person Learning? An Examination of Spirituality in Experiential Learning


  • J. Duane Hoover


The question of spirituality in the design and implementation of experiential learning experiences is examined. A model, based upon astute design and efficacious delivery of whole person learning, says it can be done. The Spiritualization Actualization model developed includes a definition of experiential learning and multipleinput learning systems. The concept of Spiritual Actualization learning is discussed from the perspective of: 1) spiritual actualization goals and objectives, 2) addressing possible design flaws in existing business educational settings, 3) facilitating whole person learning student involvement, and, 4) evaluation and grading challenges. A conceptual and diagnostic model for integrating Spiritual Actualization learning systems concludes the presentation.