The invisible practices in teaching: watching a teacher teach | missdcox

Watching teachers teach is a good thing for trainees (and anyone), to do but I am dubious of the value of just watching a teacher and then walking away from the classroom. So much of what we do is ‘invisible’; there are unseen practices with rationales that may not be obvious. If we want to … More The invisible practices in teaching: watching a teacher teach | missdcox

The invisible practices in teaching: watching a teacher teach | missdcox

Watching teachers teach is a good thing for trainees (and anyone), to do but I am dubious of the value of just watching a teacher and then walking away from the classroom. So much of what we do is ‘invisible’; there are unseen practices with rationales that may not be obvious. If we want to … More The invisible practices in teaching: watching a teacher teach | missdcox

“Augustine’s theory of Original Sin has no place in the 21st Century world” Discuss (40) | vardycharlotte

Original sin is increasingly unpalatable in the 21st century world.  The idea that human nature is sinful to the extent that even new babies are in need of salvation and liable to go to hell if unbaptized is difficult to accept in a western, secular society which idealizes childhood, its purity and its innocence. In … More “Augustine’s theory of Original Sin has no place in the 21st Century world” Discuss (40) | vardycharlotte

“Religious faith requires belief in a separate soul” Discuss (40) | vardycharlotte

Assuming that the statement refers to orthodox Christian faith, then it is clear that no belief in a separate soul can be required, although belief in a separable soul might make it easier to sustain faith in the face of life’s challenges and apparent inequities. Christian faith promises salvation; union with God and restitution for … More “Religious faith requires belief in a separate soul” Discuss (40) | vardycharlotte