Tag Archives: education theory
One of the challenges I face as a theologian working with educators in the public school system is helping teachers discover courage and hopefully a passion for engaging students in a life of the spirit as much as a life of the mind. This is no easy task. Teachers in elementary and secondary schools are under huge pressure to ‘teach for the test’ and constantly assessing students in ways that focus … There’s more to read here.
In a series of articles published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Thomas Benton (aka William Pannapacker, an associate professor of English at Hope College, a small Christian Reformed college in Holland, Michigan) has been raising a veritable army of angry adjuncts and underemployed PhDs through his revealing what he sees as “the Big Lie” of the academy – that universities are not telling the truth about employment prospects … There’s more to read here.
In a recent article by Tom Matlack in the Huffington Post entitled “Tiger Woods and the State of Modern Manhood”, Matlack zeros in on this latest account of fallen sports icons as an accounting for what he sees as the demise of manhood in America. As he surmises in the article:
Guys we are at a crossroads. You can go back into the cave if you want to but
One of the things I enjoy about summer is the opportunity to move theological discussions into the realm of other disciplines. For the last two years I have taught in both the MBA program in the School of Business and the MA program in the School of Education. Both of these groups represent populations that don’t typically get framed as ‘theological disciplines’ in the purest sense of the word, yet … There’s more to read here.