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Pedagogical Possibilities: New Paradigms in Teaching for Ministry

We are pleased to announce an exciting conference to be held at Vanderbilt University: Pedagogical Possibilities: New Paradigms in Teaching for Ministry (June 3-5, 2015). It is our hope that you will join us and mark this date on your calendar.  Dr. Dena Pence, Director of the Wabash Center, will be the conference observer.

Pedagogical Possibilities: New Paradigms in Teaching for Ministry is a conference celebrating groundbreaking teaching and learning in seminaries and divinity schools while fostering conversations about and bettering the craft of teaching for ministry. The Program in Theology and Practice at Vanderbilt University will host the conference. The Program, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., seeks to form a generation of theological educators who are outstanding teachers of people preparing for ministry and groundbreaking scholars who do practical theology in every discipline. The following invited faculty will offer presentations followed by roundtable conversations.

Technology as Meaning Maker in Teaching: Evaluating a Bi-located, Synchronous Seminary Course with Kate Ott, assistant professor of Christian social ethics at Drew Theological School, and Kristen Leslie, professor of pastoral theology and care at Eden Theological Seminary

Building Bridges: Theological Education for Hispanic Pastors with Mariano Avila, New Testament professor and director of the certificate in Hispanic ministry at Calvin Theological Seminary

A Modular Approach to Creating Space for Science in Teaching for Ministry with Lea F. Schweitz, associate professor of systematic theology/religion and science at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Embodied Education: Learning Biblical Hebrew as Spiritual and Pastoral Formation with Pam Bush, associate director of journey-discipleship at Western Theological Seminary, and Travis West, instructor of Biblical Hebrew at Western Theological Seminary

“Everything Is a Remix”: Using Digital Storytelling to Re-engage Oral Texts with The Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary, and The Rev. Stacy Williams-Duncan, Ed.D. student at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Seminary and the Mega-Church: Collaborative Pedagogy with Jeanne Hoeft, associate professor of pastoral theology and care at Saint Paul School of Theology

It’s Gonna Get Serious: High-Stakes Conversations as Pedagogical Opportunities with Elías Ortega-Aponte, assistant professor of Afro-Latino/a religions and cultural studies at Drew University

For additional information (including online registration), 
please visit http://vanderbi.lt/pedagogicalpossibilities.