Faith in a pluralistic, postmodern culture cannot simply be absorbed from one’s community; it must be constructed. Influenced by insights of developmental psychology, ethnography and sociology, this course prepares students to prepare programming and shape formation experiences rooted in an understanding of the context in which individuals live and worship. Assignments include an opening paper in which students explore their theology and teaching philosophy, a reflective ethnographic paper on an unfamiliar community of faith, a 20-minute teaching presentation and a final paper reflecting on the opening paper in light of the experiences of the semester.
[22 maximum enrollment; PIN code required; auditors with faculty permission]
This is the in-class version of ED 8110. Students who want to register for the in-class or hybrid version should use this course number. Students who want to take the online-only version of this class should register for ED 8110.