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Renaissance Module: Philosophy of Religious Education (Online); January 2020


Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance Module

The Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Tuesday afternoons 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11 from 4-6 p.m. ET.

Module Requirements

The Philosophy of Religious Education Renaissance module is an online learning experience comprised of five two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Credit will be offered for full participation in the module. Full participation includes:

  • Online attendance at each of the five two-hour sessions;
  • Reading and reflection to prepare for each session;
  • Responses to Reflection Questions on the Discussion Forum after each session;
  • Submission of final evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.

Goals of the Module

The overall goals of this module are:

  • Increased knowledge of foundational questions of religious education: what, when, who, where, how, and why;
  • Increased ability to articulate one’s own religious faith and religious education philosophy;
  • Increased clarity about the purposes of lifespan religious education;
  • Increased comfort and competence in sharing a philosophy of religious education with teachers and parents; and
  • Increased comfort and competence applying new knowledge, worship processes, and educational awareness in the congregation.


  • The module will be led by Leia Durland Jones and Michelle Richards.
  • The Reader is Essex Conversations, a Skinner House publication.
  • The Guide to the Reader (PDF, 2 pages) prioritizes those essays which are most essential to the module and also indicates how the essays correlate with the module sessions.
  • Register here!
  • The registration deadline is January 1.
  • Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175.

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