Presentation Title

Meaning Making and Mortality

Location

Guzman 110

Start Date

4-19-2018 5:00 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 5:15 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Lucko, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This project explored how dialogical processing of the fact of one’s own impending death impacts meaning-making in day-to-day life. Taking a qualitative approach, the thesis builds from five in-depth interviews and follow-up surveys with students in higher education. In reviewing the role of death education in public school settings, the study concludes that an emphasis on love of learning and creative thinking is the most effective way for educators to support students in building appropriate skill sets to create meaning in their lives, as well as in the face of their eventual mortality.

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Meaning Making and Mortality

Guzman 110

This project explored how dialogical processing of the fact of one’s own impending death impacts meaning-making in day-to-day life. Taking a qualitative approach, the thesis builds from five in-depth interviews and follow-up surveys with students in higher education. In reviewing the role of death education in public school settings, the study concludes that an emphasis on love of learning and creative thinking is the most effective way for educators to support students in building appropriate skill sets to create meaning in their lives, as well as in the face of their eventual mortality.