Today’s Seminar

In his seminal work, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate, Boyer argues for a holistic model to scholarship. A concept he describes as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

For Boyer, scholarship should encompass:

  • the scholarship of discovery (research);
  • the scholarship of integration (multidisciplinary work);

  • the scholarship of application (reflective practice); and

  • the scholarship of teaching (passing-on of knowledge).

As an organisation dedicated to lifelong learning we are incorporating all four facets into our curriculum.

Starting today, we will be running fortnightly seminars to offer you the opportunity to further explore themes from our Sunday lectures through questions and discussions with your peers.

This event replaces the Friday Home Group, and it is designed to help harness and develop your human capital.

Seminars will take the shape of: a (15-20)mins recap; an introduction of the seminar questions; group based discussions; presentation of ideas; and feed back.

We are currently studying the Old Testament, in particular, the biblical figure Moses.

So, with the understanding that the Old Testament was written retrospectively as a means of galvanising a people towards a metaphysical and physical identity, and most importantly, towards nationhood; seminar questions will be centred broadly around the following theme:

  • what were the redactors trying to convey through the story?
  • how did the story serve the community in their nation building project?

  • what lessons can we deduce from the story?

  • examples of people today that have exemplified similar qualities

  • Core text: Exodus 1-3 (NRSV)

    Join us at 3pm

    St John the Evangelist Hall

    Church Rd,

    Sidcup DA14 6BX

    Reachout | Revive | Recover

    By Clement Akran

    Thinker and communicator of ideas.

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