Navigating the Intersections. Navigating the Intersections My Personal Inquiry. So, how are you travelling with this new learning/inquiry?. How is the weather pattern? How are you feeling with where you/we are at? How is your work responding to the research that we are undertaking together?.
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How is the weather pattern?
How are you feeling with where you/we are at?
How is your work responding to the research that we are undertaking together?
preferential school identity option on theological grounds
An illustration of student opinion about engagement with dialogue based on 2013 Victorian dataHow might a Catholic pedagogy engage students in dialogue?
To stimulate discussion about your question of inquiry through exploring an artefact of learning and to reflect on this in light of the learning hermeneutically indicators.
This is how I know this about these learners?
This is what I learning about our team’s question of inquiry?
Paul to add his content/ processes
“Nurturing children’s spirituality is aimed at empowering children and thus at stimulating the ‘power within’”
Dillen. A,. Empowering children in religious education: rethinking power dynamics
“Teaching religion thus firmly starts from the places where pupils stand. Its goal is to challenge them to reflect upon their own identity and the formation of that identity”
Boeve. L,. Beyond correlation strategies
“The purpose of the Christian tradition is not to simply repeat the truth, but to go in search of it.”
The Christian tradition is neither starting point nor end point of such an approach (HCM). Instead, one begins by taking seriously the initial situation of the students, not just the individual biography of the student but the society and class as well. This does not mean joining in hypes or being carried away by the currents of the day, Rather, it involves being continually bent on a sort of in-depth reading of reality, being attentive to the surrounding reality wherein religious or ideological questions, challenges and perceptions present themselves and are found.
Once students are made religiously or ideologically aware of the questions and different interpretations that evoke their initial situation, an openness is created to illuminate and interpret these experiences of reality from different religious or idealogical frameworks. …this means that every time the temptation occurs to correlate ‘experience’ and ‘tradition’, the teacher consciously chooses not to succumb to it. S/he will then allow new questions to arise from experience and/or tradition that once again challenge the (nearly) given correlative answer, this from the belief in a truth that is always greater than the human answer we try to construe.
What kind of issues?
….that reveal tensions…
…open to different interpretations….(from within the class and beyond)
….thay are pertinent to our students, our community, our contemporary contexts
What kind questions?
‘..questions that burst through the boundaries of topics…’
‘….the demand more than a smorgasbord of activities….’
‘…they are the door way through to which to explore key ideas/concepts/understand issues…’
‘…the pose dilemmas, subvert the obvious, bring different perspectives to our attention…’
Features of a democracy
Fairness in politics; What does that look like?
How do leaders determine what is right?
What brings about political change?
Voting : Should we have a choice?
Does everyone have a voice in a democracy?
How do you lead for the common good?