The Journal of College and Character
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.
Van der Ryn, Julia, "Thinking and Action: Preparing Students to Engage Complexity within Themselves and in the World" (2007). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 38.
Copyright © 2007 Julia van der Ryn