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Stirring the Soul of Catholic Education: Formation for Mission

Stirring the Soul of Catholic Education: Formation for Mission

Jill Gowdie
9780987306074
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08/11/2017


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Stirring the Soul of Catholic Education: Formation for Mission is the fifth volume in the Exploratory Studies Series of the Mission and Education project. The book grapples with the question of how to frame a re-imagined understanding of formation for the Catholic educator and leader. In doing so, it explores a new model of formation for Catholic educators, a model responsive to our time and place.



Dr Jill Gowdie is well known as a writer, speaker and teacher in the areas of spirituality, leadership formation and Catholic education. She is currently PEO for Identity, Mission and Religious Education Services for Brisbane Catholic Education.

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  • Growing the Gift

    Posted by Sr. Patty Andrew on 12/06/2017

     

    Stirring the Soul of Catholic Education; Formation for Mission by Jill Gowdie
    This book explores a new model of formation for Catholic Educators that is responsive to our time and place. Gowdie clearly identifies several major dimensions of the current culture which have a formative effect on educators. Through the comprehensive nature of her work she shows that the ecclesial, psychological, cultural and educational factors interact in the process of spiritual formation. Effective and relevant programmes in processes of initial and ongoing formation for Catholic educators aim to consider and blend all these factors. This promotes the necessary interdependence between the life-world of educators and the expectations of mission, inherent in the system-world of Catholic Education. In re-imagining a fresh approach to formation for Catholic educators, Gowdie recognises the diversity of needs and the range of possible starting points in the formation process. Hence she provides a range of formation models accompanied with a critical reflection on each. In addition there is a section on Practice Wisdom which records some case studies of current effective formation programmes.

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