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For teachers: Augustine Institute course on Catholic education

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Feb 10, 2015 | In On the Good

For those who may be interested: the Augustine Institute will be offering a course for Catholic teachers and school administrators during the week of June 22. The course, entitled Philosophy 722: Catholic Education: Ends, Principles and Methods, will be taught at the campus in Denver and also available online with videos and other materials.

From the course prospectus:

The lead instructors of the course will be Christopher O. Blum, Academic Dean of the Augustine Institute, and Andrew Seeley, Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education and a Tutor at Thomas Aquinas College. There will be additional presentations by a distinguished team of educators:

Pageants, Plays, and Processions: Teaching Catholic Culture through Performance
Gwen Adams, M.A., Ph.D. (candidate) | Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana
Renewing a School, Renewing a Community: Teachers and Parents in Partnership
Rosemary Anderson, M.A. | Principal, Our Lady of Lourdes School
Teachers in His Image: Imitating the Pedagogy of Christ
Ed Hogan, Ph.D. | Director of the Paul VI Institute and Professor of Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
The School as a Setting for the Moral Formation of Students
Jonathan J. Reyes, Ph.D. | Executive Director for Justice, Peace and Human Development, USCCB
Catholic Education in Twenty-First Century America: Perils & Promises
Robert Royal, Ph.D. | President of the Faith & Reason Institute and Editor-in-Chief of The Catholic

Participants in the course will develop an account of Christian maturity and acquired wisdom as the twin goals of Catholic education, gain a deeper understanding of the office and craft of the teacher, reflect upon the perennial and contemporary challenges posed to the teacher by the moral and intellectual condition of the student, and, most importantly, chart a path toward wisdom in their lives as teachers and toward renewal for their schools.

The class will revolve around the writings of some of the most notable educators in the Catholic tradition: especially Blessed John Henry Newman and St. Thomas Aquinas, but also contemporary Catholic educators, including St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Alasdair MacIntyre.

See the full prospectus for more information, including tuition, credits, and how to register.

Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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