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Sunday, November 8 • 8:45am - 10:00am
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Social Media Engagement, Participatory Pedagogy, and Christian Religious Education
Angela Gorrell (Fuller Theological Seminary)

Colloquium. [Paper] This session will report initial findings from a national survey based on 775 congregants living in 37 states, from over 25 denominations and two case studies of US churches (Spring 2015). In this session we will discuss how Christians and churches in the United States are currently using social media, perceptions of these practices, opinions about how social media should be used, as well as implications of this research for Christian formation and education in churches and seminaries. 


Creativity Pedagogy in Higher Education
Johanna Selles (Emmanuel College, University of Toronto)

Colloquium.
 [Notes] Imagination and creativity resulting in innovation is generally considered a desirable outcome of higher education. As teachers, we hope that creative pedagogy results in awakened imagination. But does creativity reside in the pedagogy, the program, the learning community, or the institution? This colloquy will explore the capacities associated with creativity and the implications for learning and teaching in the knowledge age.


Speakers
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Angela Williams Gorrell

Adjunct faculty and researcher, Fuller Theological Seminary
I am a passionate teacher, preacher, and researcher. I study, write about, and teach in the areas of practical theology, participatory culture, contemporary ecclesiology, leadership, and Christian education and formation. My dissertation research involves the interplay of current... Read More →
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Johanna Selles

Associate Professor, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
As far as creative practice, I am interested in photography and creative writing. My presentation continues to explore experiences at Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation and a course I teach on Creativity and Spirituality. How can processes such as designing for empathy and design... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 8:45am - 10:00am
Augusta (Conference Center)

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