Dr. Todd Stockdale reflects on The Educational Vocation and Discernment: The Discipline of Listening in the second of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths.
The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The second retreat, given by Dr. Todd Stockdale on the theme of The Educational Vocation and Discernment: The Discipline of Listening will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Chancellor's Suite, Student Center.
An oversimplified understanding of the academic life sees educators as mere transmitters of knowledge. Often overlooked is the way in which "listening" operates as a foundational discipline, as well as a vital exercise in response to our educational vocation. Combining the enduring principles of Ignatian Spirituality with contemporary understandings of the human person, we will explore the processes by which we make judgments—focusing specifically on judgments about the self and the divine will—in an effort to cultivate the practice of discernment in the life of the educator.
Todd Stockdale, Ph.D. is a teaching fellow in the Department of the Core and is the curriculum coordinator for the Journey of Transformation. He is co-author of the book Making Connections: Exploring Methodist Deacons' Perspectives on Contemporary Diaconal Ministry.
If you have any questions, contact Linda Garofalo or Francia Peterson at 973-313-6042.
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