Why are we here? What is our higher purpose? How can we lead lives of integrity and wholeness? Increasing numbers of adults, looking for some higher meaning in life, are turning to religion for the answers.Teaching and Learning in Communities of Faith explores the growing movement toward adult religious education and draws on knowledge of the field of adult learning and development to offer strategies for teaching adults in both Christian and non-Christian settings. It emphasizes the importance of integrating religious education with real-life issues and problems.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Growing Hunger for Adult Religious Education. 1. How People of Faith Journey Through Life. 2. How Religious Education Nourishes Life and Faith. Part Two: Fostering Adult Learning in Communities of Faith. 3. Knowing and Learning Throughout Adulthood. 4. Four Ways of Experiencing Adult Religious Education. 5. Creating an Open Environment for Teaching and Learning. 6. The Teacher as Guide and Companion. Part Three: Strengthening Religious Education Experiences. 7. Developing a New Vision for Adult Religious Education. 8. Creating Programs in Communities of Faith. 9. Strategies for Teaching and Learning. 10. Supporting Journeys of Learning Within and Across Communities of Faith.