Ethical Wills: Pedagogy, Transformation, and Service

  • Cynthia Garthwait


Service-learning pedagogy, used in combination with holistic and transformational learning theories, can prepare students to engage older adults in life review with mutually growth-producing results.  One form of service-learning is to teach students to engage in life review with older adults and to compile the information shared in life review conversations into written Ethical Wills.  This is a way of distilling and sharing older adults’ values, insights, life lessons, wisdom, and personal legacy into a document to share with family and friends, and it also teaches students about the merits of both life review and ethical wills to older adults.

How to Cite
GARTHWAIT, Cynthia. Ethical Wills: Pedagogy, Transformation, and Service. The International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 10-15, may 2019. ISSN 2372-1790. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019.