Education and Faith Formation

EMP1431HS  L0102
Offered in Winter 2012  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation, 10%; site visit paper, 30%; research proposal, 10%; workshop, 10%; final paper or portfolio, 30%.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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