Motivation to inquire into the nature of spirituality and its relatonship to health, especially in education, came from the 1994 Australian curriculum statements at national and state level. The emergent model of spiritual health and well-being posits four domains in which the quality of relationships reflects the underlying spiritual health and well-being of an individual. These relationships are with oneself, with others, with the environment and/or with God. On presentation of this research, people do not question relationships with self, others and nature as having a genuine place in studies of spiritual health and well-being. It is always the God-factor which provokes discussion. .."From abstract".
Assessment is an integral part of the learning cycle and is necessary to determine where students are currently at, how to move them to the next level of understanding and to make judgements about whether or not learning has occurred. Assessment becomes formative assessment when the teacher uses it to modify the teaching or learning that occurs next.