Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
An outline of spiritual intelligence for practical and real life perspective
Author(s): Dr. Prem Shankar Srivastava
Abstract: The paper gives an outline of Spiritual Intelligence for practical and real life perspective which falls in the psychological context. It develops Spiritual Intelligence on the basis of establishing relationship between educational philosophy and social psychology. In this paper an attempt has been made to recognize, comprehend, find out, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and critically examine along with to develop positive attitude, appreciate, and take interest in the dominant factors responsible for strengthening spiritual intelligence based on utilitarian theory of education. The paper concludes ‘Spiritual Intelligence’ as “it is an ability which helps to fulfill the potentialities of the individual’s practical and real life perspective through thought and action philosophy which provides an understanding of his environment to solve the everyday problems constructively in order to gain the highest knowledge and wisdom for building his/her self-concept, self-control, self-esteem, self-determination, self-confidence, and self-development, if the teachers enable to modify such kind of patterns of individual, - this is spiritual intelligence.” However, the present study suggests that spiritual intelligence is based on cognitive skills, affective skills and psychomotor skills, would be beneficial for the teacher educators and prospective teachers in particular & individuals in general for the betterment of the global society as a whole.