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Friday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
RC 1.06

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Restoring God’s Reign in Religious Imaginations: A Pedagogical Approach for Promoting Integration in Learners’ Minds, Hearts, and Lives
Patrick Manning (Boston College)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] The importance of attending to the imagination in religious education is paramount. Our cognitional needs demand it, Jesus models it, and our image-flooded culture makes it a practical necessity. But what does it look like to teach the Christian faith in a way that does not merely pay lip service but actually promotes genuine transformation of learners’ imaginations? Synthesizing research on Jesus’ teaching, cognitive science, and educational best practices, this paper presents a proposal for an innovative pedagogical process that meets the aforementioned exigencies.


Power in the Process: Embracing the Ugly in Teaching for Freedom
Lakisha Lockhart (Boston College)

Colloquium. [Notes] The dynamic of wanting equality and freedom in the classroom, while not being able to attain it, is an ugly truth that educators face. bell hooks calls educators to use education as a practice of freedom. Educating for freedom is a difficult task for the educator in light of the various structures of hierarchy, control and dominance that permeate institutions and classrooms and prevent freedom and equality. Looking at the work of bell hooks, Maria Harris and Maxine Greene, this dialogue will imagine what educating for freedom might actually look like in theological education.


Speakers
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Lakisha Lockhart

Student, Boston College
Lakisha Lockhart is a gregarious and playful scholar activist. She is currently a doctoral student at Boston College in Theology and Education researching play as a cultural signification for women of color, which can provide a space for agency and authenticity for these women in... Read More →
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Patrick Manning

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Seton Hall University
As a religious educator, professor, and teacher formator, my goal is to facilitate transformative encounters with the Christian tradition in the classroom setting. Operating at the intersection of theology, education, and cognitive science, my work focuses on methods of theological/religious... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Ponce de Leon (Hotel Terrace Level)

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