Holy Ground of Teaching and Learning

  • Katherine Low

Abstract

This brief article consists of my reflections after attending a class about teaching and learning in higher education. After shifting my assumptions from modern expectations that a “good” and systematic form of teaching can be taught, to post‐modern ideas concerning rich and complex experiences, I express my new understanding of teaching and learning. Due to the complex richness of recursion and feedback loops, teaching and learning holds implications beyond the classroom into the wider world. Human capacities for play, creativity, and organization resonate with a spiritual understanding of a playful God. In this theological grounding, I conceptualize the classroom in terms of a holy place in which teachers and students playfully and reverently interact and care for one another and for the subject at hand.

Author Biography

Katherine Low
Katherine Low is a Candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. She is currently writing her dissertation on the Book of Job, enjoying its complexities and dynamic meanings.[Website: www.katherinelow.com]
Published
2008-07-01
Section
Vignettes