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Gitima Sharma
Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart


The goal of this paper was to instigate a discussion on cultivating students’ sense of purpose as a critical humanizing practice that educators must strive to achieve. In this brief provocation, we presented a framework for cultivating purpose as a pedagogy of care that included five pedagogical processes: exploration, engagement, reflection, articulation, and actualization. We also outlined specific learning activities that educators can implement within technology-driven classrooms. In future, more studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed pedagogical processes in strengthening students’ wellness, academic, and career outcomes in the context of their life’s purpose.

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