Will have a look through this later. I remember filling out the questionnaire a while back, but had forgotten about it until it came across my email today.
The Global Survey on Theological Education was designed to gather data and perspectives on all forms of theological education from every Christian tradition in every part of the world. Launched in October 2011 by the World Council of Churches in partnership with the Institute for Cross-Cultural Theological Education in Chicago and the Centre for the Study of Global Christianity in Boston this survey aimed to provide empirical data on current developments, challenges and major trends in theological education in World Christianity by sending out 70 items questionnaire to relevant partners, both individual theological educators as well as institutions for theological education.
Global Survey on Theological Education | GlobeTheoLib online library – Globethics.net.
A link to Universities Australia response to proposed copyright reforms in Australia and how that might affect higher education.
Looking forward to following this. Always on the lookout for better ways to make progress with my writing. See Writing Wednesdays: The Foolscap Method.
This popped up in my Facebook feed the other day and reminded me that while we have spent a lot of time, money and resources on course structures, content, delivery and evaluation, and even what should be in a course outline or syllabus, the actual document is just plain (boring). It doesn’t really engage students the way we’d like them to do with the rest of the course.
See Extreme Makeover, Syllabus Edition « Tona Hangen for one attempt to address this.
This is something on my mind at the moment as I’ve been thinking a lot about theological education (and higher education in general) in the NZ setting. Piled up beside my bed and on my desk at the moment are the following books, each of which gives a view into theological education in various contexts:
“Revitalizing Practice” (Malcolm L. Warford, Mary E. Hess, Timothy C. Tennant, Joseph A. Bessler, Peter T. Cha)
“Uncovering Theology: the Depth, Reach and Utility of Australian Theological Education” (Charles Sherlock)
“Future of Christian Learning, The: An Evangelical and Catholic Dialogue” (Mark A. Noll, James Turner)
“English for Theology: A Resource for Teachers and Students (Dominican Series)” (Gabrielle Kelly)
“Transforming Theology: Student Experience and Transformative Learning in Undergraduate Theological Education” (Les Ball)
“Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians” (IVP Books)
“Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology” (Nancy Jean Vyhmeister)
“Engaging Technology in Theological Education: All That We Can’t Leave Behind (Communication, Culture, and Religion)” (Mary E. Hess)
“A Genuinely Educated Ministry” : Three Studies on Theological Education in the Uniting Church of Australia (Andrew Dutney)
Any other suggestions
The ANZATS web site (www.anzats.edu.au) doesn’t seem to be linking to the ANZATS conference registration form. Just gives a broken link.
The correct link to register is:
Accommodation details and contacts are there too.
James Harding posted the link below on Facebook yesterday which reminded me of a number of related articles recently discussing the relationship (or lack thereof) between higher education and pastoral/priestly vocations.
James linked to
The Consolation of Theology: Or Why We Need Scholar Priests | The Curate’s Desk.
Other related links to that article include:
And related to that
Some good questions here.
An interesting looking online course Gender Through Comic Books | Canvas Network that partners a study of gender in comics with required reading materials being available to purchase through digital comic providers (in this case, Comixology).
Wondering if such a model might work for distance/online theological education?