Teaching and Learning in the Spirit of St. Augustine

SMP2011HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2012  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will study some selections from Augustine on the dynamic process of discovering and communicating religious truths. Students will study the ordering of truth, divine pedagogy, divine illumination and the structure of meaning in Augustine. Through a reading and interpretation of selected texts from Augustine, students will learn how to embrace and communicate religious truths in love. They will be led to appreciate that teaching and learning while being processes in self-discovery and self- development are communal, ecclesial, and self-transcending. The overall goal of this course is to lead students to appreciate how teaching and learning integrate different and ongoing levels of meaning, transformations and conversion in the loving embrace of truth and wisdom. The relationship between the order of discovery, the order of presentation and the hermeneutic of trust in the dynamic process of Christian education especially in Augustine’s On Christian Teaching will also be considered.
Teaching methods: Weekly readings from selected texts, class discussion, and tutorials
Means of evaluation: Class participation: 10%; Class presentation of a reflection paper: 30%; Book/Article Review: 20%; Final Integrative Paper: 40%

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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