TM 634 Spiritual Sources of Catholic Education and Catechesis (Spring: 3)
The course is open to Catholic school teachers and administrators, religious
educators, and anyone interested in learning more about the spiritual roots
of Catholic education.
Catholic education and catechesis are rooted in particular appropriations
of the Christian faith articulated as schools of spirituality. From these
appropriations emerge commitments to specific charisms and pedagogical practices.
It is imperative that Catholic educational efforts continue to affirm the
spiritual legacies that have sustained schools, missions, and parochial
programs throughout history. In this course we read some foundational texts
of major schools of spirituality and explore how they have inspired life-giving
philosophies of Catholic education. The guiding principle throughout the
course is that a good philosophy of Catholic education and catechesis is
always sustained by a deep spirituality.
Last Updated: 08-FEB-12