Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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Scientific research begins as a focused inquiry that leads to answers and then progresses to further questions. Engaging in scientific research that is not cookbook science, or completely planned, provides an opportunity to explore a critical way of thinking and develops an acceptance of uncertainty and an appreciation for the mystery of life. Science has the potential to influence a person to be critical of their sources and have the confidence to challenge everything they learn, for the purpose of being an interactive learner, and bring their sources into conversation with one another. From discussion"based science curriculum, students come to consider information learned as knowledge contributing to an always developing whole picture rather than a concrete final answer. Through a discussion engaging scientific experience and exposure to the humanities dialogue, the author witnessed the interconnectedness of the two different ways of thinking and considered the contribution of both essential in discerning purpose. Blending science and the humanities core curriculum enhances holistic learning because it encourages the metaphysical and material dialogue in seeking a purposeful life.
Date of Award
© Cassi Konopasek
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Konopasek, Cassi D., "Holistic Learning: Seeking a Purposeful Life By Engaging Science and the Humanities" (2012). All Regis University Theses. 572.