In The Meaningful Writing Project – our study of over 700 seniors at three universities – students describe how education values are embodied in writing projects in and out of school. In brief, our results show that students find meaning when they are invited to tap into the power of personal connection, see what they are writing as applicable and relevant to the real world, imagine their future selves, immerse themselves in what they are thinking and writing about, and experience research for learning. In many cases, the experiences students reported are aligned with Vincentian values for higher education, namely participation in learning communities of service, stewardship and lifelong, integral development (Kelly, 2008).
Eodice, Michele; Geller, Anne Ellen; and Lerner, Neal
"When Meaningful Writing Reflects Vincentian Values,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol1/iss1/8
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