We are excited to be partnering with the Anabaptist Learning Workshop (ALW) to offer a workshop designed to facilitate reflection on current and/or future teaching practice. Lead by Matthew Bailey-Dick, coordinator of the ALW, this interactive workshop will give you a chance to reflect on who you are as a teacher OR who you will be as a teacher. Through the two lenses of Anabaptist-Mennonite faith and non-faith-based pedagogy, we will explore some of the heights and depths of teaching, we will identify a variety of tools for facilitating good education, and we will reflect on how the roles of scholar, teacher, and Christian disciple interact. The workshop will include a focused activity on the preparation of a “teaching portfolio” (this is useful even if you have not yet been a teacher). This workshop is for grad students, professors, pastors, Sunday School teachers, and others who want to explore the vocation of teaching.
Jordan Balint is a Ph.D. student in theology at Emmanuel College. A former L'Arche London assistant, his research focuses on eschatology and disability theology as mutually beneficial critical discourses that open faith to hope in action for the transformation of the world. He is also interested in food issues and agrarian readings of the Bible--farming, cooking, security and justice. A friend of numerous microbial cultures, fermentation experiments can be found in cupboards, corners of bookshelves, and under the sink, waiting to become your friend also. Jordan will be presenting a paper entitled "The Future of Disability: Critical Eschatology and Disability in Constructive Theology." Please Join us for what promises to be an engaging discussion!