Jessica is a holistic educator who recognizes the family as a learning community. Engaged in a journey of co-evolution with her children in a home-learning environment, she began her graduate studies while involved in a teacher training program with faculty member Beth Sutton, founder of Enki Education. Jessica is interested in individual development across the lifespan and the evolution of human consciousness over historical time. She has a passion for the integration of mind, body, and soul in every learning endeavor. In addition to guiding her son and daughter through the middle-school curriculum of Waldorf-based Live Education!, Jessica is exploring depth psychology, archetypal cosmology, archetypal pedagogy, and integral ecologies.
Personal Statement and Abstract
Every learner has a unique path. My emphasis during my graduate studies was to engage with my cohort and learner-colleagues. By participating in the courses that arose through group interest, I was blessed with emergent learning that aligned me with a thesis experience ideally suited to my own transformative process.
Titled Towards Integral Ecologies: Mythology and Technology in Holistic Education, my thesis is an intuitive inquiry exploring the potentialities of ancient cultural mythologies, the universe story as a new mythology, and technology with its role in community connection in the context of holistic education. An intuitive inquiry is a qualitative research methodology that invites engagement with the unique interests and passions of the researcher. My study looks through the lens of the emerging field of archetypal cosmology to examine how and why mythology and technology can strengthen the soul dimension of holistic education and lead toward integral ecologies.