A “Theological Education: Pandemic and Pedagogy” conference will convene from 5-7 December at the Trinity Theological Seminary, in Accra, Ghana. The hybrid conference is being organized by the Evangelische Mission Weltweit, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and World Council of Churches.
As COVID-19 restrictions challenged most institutions with a choice to go online or close their doors indefinitely, many theological institutions around the world were either pedagogically unprepared or lacked infrastructure for online learning. Some adapted well to the online format, but for many the lack of residential fees and ancillary institutional support exacerbated the existing crisis of sustainability.
Even as acute restrictions of the pandemic ease, theological education will not return to the situation as it was before COVID-19. While new threats to educational equity and theological discourse must be addressed, the conference will also celebrate the ways that increased connectivity can provide new opportunities for decolonizing learning and transformative pedagogies.
Participants will take stock of online education experiences and explore the threats and opportunities that have surfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This hybrid conference for theological educators will explore:
Online sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Transformative pedagogies may be incorporated into the online format, so that the methods of the conference communicate the content.
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