Globalization and Higher Education: Exploring Holistic Learning Through Sri Aurobindo’s Thought

  • Stephen R. White


The challenge for scholars in higher education is to explore globalization as not only a social problem but also to explore visionary ideas from which to conceptualize globalization. This challenge requires that we construct new prescriptive models for a global studies agenda that advances a more subjective humanitarian existence; consistent with research of today’s college students learning dispositions. The proposition presented here is that Indian philosopher Sri Ghose Aurobindo's (1881-1955) Neo-Hindu evolutionary theory of human, psyche and social evolution can provide the foundation for augmenting a new Holistic model of contemplative learning of globalization as meaningful Ultimacy.