All Lewis students, faculty, staff, and community partners are
invited to attend the 8th Annual Lasallian Colloquium on
"Reimagining the Classroom: Teaching , Learning & (Grand)Parenting in the Age of Climate Crisis".
Keynote: Theodore Richards
Author and Facilitator
Theodore Richards is a writer, philosopher, and educator. He is the founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project and the author of eight books and has received numerous literary awards, including three Independent Publisher Awards and two Nautilus Book Awards.
He lives on the south side of Chicago with his wife and three daughters. You can find out more about him and his work at theodorerichards.com
Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:30pm - 8pm
St. Charles Borromeo North Campus
101 Airport Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
MAP / DIRECTIONS
Link to join the event will be sent to you later via email.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests are encouraged to read "Reimagining the Classroom..." before the event to help with the discussion.
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2023
An education doesn’t merely provide a student with information and skills; it offers a worldview that is understood by the subtle narratives and practices that shape the classroom and the life of the student. A classroom is a microcosm, a metaphor for the world. In this way, we are all students; any space in which these narratives are reinforced or transformed is a classroom.
Our world today is beset with seemingly disparate crises that range from climate change to economic and racial inequality to geopolitical upheaval. But all of these problems—and their solutions—can be related to the core values that we are taught through the core narratives of our culture: independence, competition, isolation, disconnection.
If the problem itself is disconnection/fragmentation, then we must learn to think in terms of interconnection. In this way, the inner crisis (loneliness, depression, anxiety) cannot be separated from the outer (injustice, climate crisis, pandemic). This requires new ways of teaching and learning that emphasize (a) a new story that emphasizes interconnection and (b) new metaphors to shape our classrooms.
This event is co-sponsored by The Well.