Learning to Teach: Developing an ECO Pedagogy

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: THU
Time: 2:10pm-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Approval Required: No

ECO Core


This seminar style three-credit course will provide students with a facilitated space to engage various approaches to and modalities for educating to counter oppression and create just and sustainable communities (ECO) in a multireligious, spiritually grounded context. Different SKSM faculty offer synchronous and/or asynchronous weekly lessons and experiences that demonstrate the school’s educational philosophy in action, within an integrated curricular container. In addition to exploring diverse pedagogical approaches to guiding groups, students practice designing and delivering curriculum aligned with ECO instruction in a peer and faculty supported learning environment. Students interested in applying for a Hilda Mason Teaching Fellowship should take this course to prepare their proposal.

MDiv and MASC students. Relates to SKSM Thresholds Threshold 7. Educating for Wholeness and Liberation and MFC 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others, 7. Leads the Faith into the Future.

Prerequisite: Completion of ECO Core.

Enrollment max: 12. Auditors excluded.