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Academics of the Heart: Reconnecting the Scientific Mind with the Spirit's Artistry

From: The Review of Higher Education
Volume 24, Number 1, Fall 2000
pp. 1-13 | 10.1353/rhe.2000.0024


Arguing that higher education research has become disconnected and fragmented, this paper presents a model, Academics of the Heart, that seeks to connect the intellect with the spirit. The model, based on the ancient wisdom of the Mayas and the Aztecs, views research as a relationship-centered process, honors diverse ways of knowing, and employs contemplative practice to connect the inner and outer nature of knowledge.