About Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach & coach mainly about interfaith as inter-spirituality - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

SunWALK model of Holistic Education – PhD thesis


Greetings and Welcome!

This is the ‘home page’ of  the doctoral thesis; Spiritualizing Pedagogy: education as the art of working with the human spirit , successfully submitted to the University of Sunderland in 2003.

To go to a longer summary and explanation of the logo-diagram click on 01 below.  The PhD proper starts with 1 Intro.

At the heart of the thesis is a new model of education SunWALK – below is a diagram and the highly condensed ‘one-sentence’ version of the model’s chief elements.


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One ‘sentence’ version of the SunWALK model:

The SunWALK model of spiritualizing (or humanizing) pedagogy sees human education as;

the storied development of meaning,
which is constructed, and de-constructed,
physically mentally and spiritually,
through Wise & Willing Action,
via Loving and Knowing –
developed in Community,
through the ‘Dialectical Spiritualization’ of
Caring, Creativity & Criticality processes,
all undertaken in the light of the ‘Sun’ of
chosen higher-order values and beliefs,
using best available, appropriate content.

The 6 sections of the PhD thesis are in the column on the right of this page.

If you have questions or constructive critiques please contact me at onesummitATgmailDOTcom (replace AT with @ and DOT with . )

Please observe the usual proprieties if quoting from the thesis.

Good luck with your studies!



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