Dear Common Awards StudentsEvery year, Durham University hold an Annual Conference for Theological Educators – bringing together staff from around the Common Awards partnership and the Theological Educators’ Network. This year, the conference is happening online, and we are opening some sessions to students. The sessions are all on the theme of theological reflection. They explore different visions of what theological reflection is, the purposes it serves, and the best ways of teaching and assessing it. While they are primarily aimed at staff, they may also be of interest to those students who want to delve deeper into this topic. For each session, we will be circulating some material to read or watch in advance, setting out the speaker's vision for and questions about theological reflection. The hour-long online session will then be devoted to discussion with the speaker.
If you are a common awards student and you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/common.awards/events/ and complete the online form to book your place.
We will send out further details, and joining instructions, closer
to the time. (IF YOU AREN'T ABLE TO JOIN THESE SEPARATELY WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT SESSIONS BE RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE ON THE HUB - QUEENS AMG)
Best wishes, Mike Higton
Monday 6th July
1400–1500 Pete Ward, Durham University; author of Introducing Practical Theology (2017)
Tuesday 7th July
1000–1100 Helen Collins, Trinity College Bristol; author of Reordering Theological Reflection (2020)
1400–1500 John Swinton, Aberdeen University; author, with Harriet Mowat, of Practical Theology and Qualitative Research (2nd end, 2016)
Wednesday 8th July
1000–1100 Michael Jagessar, Council for World Mission; author, with Stephen Burns, of Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives (2011)
Professor of Theology and Ministry
Department of Theology and Religion
Durham DH1 3RS