Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

The Journal of College and Character

ISSN

1940-1639

Volume

9

Issue

2

Publication Date

11-2007

Department

Service-Learning

Abstract

This essay explores the dynamic tension between the human need to cultivate an autonomous identity and the desire to be part of a larger reality, suggesting that authentic morality emerges from a person’s struggle with the ever-shifting overlap between these two drives. Creating an intersection between thinking and action, service-learning pedagogy draws us into a creative confrontation with these drives, preparing students to engage complexity within themselves and in the world.

Rights

Copyright © 2007 Julia van der Ryn

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