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.
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.