During their three-day visit ‘MoTiv’ gave a talk for the Imperial’s Education Development Unit. The talk was part of the regular ‘perspectives in education’ series.
I had been sharing the plans for the ‘Night of Engineering Philosophy’ at an away day for support staff to look at the new Education Strategy. It seemed a perfect example of how Chaplaincy might be doing work to compliment the curriculum.
This led to an invitation for ‘MoTiv’ to give a lecture about their educational work and practice.
So, Gunther talked about the German idea of ‘Bildung’ – education as a personal, cultural and critical formation. For those of us in the UK this is a different approach to education.
Renske shared their experience of assisting students to develop their leadership skills. And Hans shared the ideas of Richard Sennett about the skills of co-operation. (When we discovered over a year ago that we had all been reading Richard Sennett to think about chaplaincy we knew we should look to do some work together!)