Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Fine Arts Session Recording Most of the structures within which we continue to do education presuppose separated, siloed areas of study. But that is not at the heart of the Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences tradition! How can the Arts not only thrive in cross-disciplinary endeavors, but actually lead the way within your school in showing how interconnected, multi-layered CCE… Read More »Interdisciplinary Connections in CCE: the Arts can lead the way!
Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording What does confidence in each person’s imago dei give to us as Arts Educators? Does recognizing each student as a “creative” necessarily mean that we jettison all standards of excellence? How is it possible – essential, even – to live and teach in this dynamic tension of welcoming all and aiming for real beauty, real excellence?… Read More »Welcoming All and Pursuing Excellence
Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm Fine Arts Session Recording The Arts in CCE are too often expected to be benign, smilingly decorative, color-coordinated with the couch or family-friendly down to the Pre-K show-attendees. Have we lost our God-ordained prophetic edge? How can we effectively dig deeper, raise hard issues, ask tough questions without losing our audience? What does “age appropriate” mean? Could our students go… Read More »Loving the Hard Stuff: Raising up young artists with a prophetic voice
Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Fine Arts Session Recording Arts practitioners – and ‘most everyone else – are used to thinking of the Arts as ancillary, fringe/frill, decorative, expendable. Does that view square with a truly Christian Classical understanding of education? If we think wrongly about the importance and place of the Arts in God’s world, we will have launched down a deservedly diminished track… Read More »The Arts are so extra! Really? Sound thinking about the Arts in CCE