Christian Education: Teaching the Traditions
Dates: July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours
Tutorial (MDiv only): 2-5pm
This course will introduce students to historical and Indigenous perceptions of leadership and education, the effects of colonization and current movements and decolonize initiatives that promote reconciliation.
This course will also have students examine leadership, organizational and change theory and the skills required for leaders to lead organizations and communities in the context of the changing demographics and increasing diversity. As society becomes increasingly ‘globalized’ and diverse, there is significant provincial, national and international awareness in organizations about the impact that this change has on leadership. This course will introduce students to the historic and evolving concepts of and the relationship between diversity, culture and leadership. The emerging practice of diversity as central to leadership theory and practice, the holistic nature of diversity, social justice within a diverse society, and the role it has in contributing to effective and appropriate leadership in the midst of rapid change will be explored to gain an informed understanding.
Reflection of multicultural, intercultural perspectives and partnerships, specifically, those between Indigenous Peoples and Western cultures are a focal aspect of this course. Because of changing demographics (i.e. rapid Indigenous and immigration population growth), leaders require knowledge, skill and attributes that support inclusion and promote unity. As a part of the learning journey, students will assess individual, societal and organizational values and beliefs systems, examine personal/professional leadership skills, reflect on and create a personal leadership development plan that is conducive to their context.