Indiana Wesleyan University will host a two-day workshop, June 27-29, 2011, for college faculty in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences.
The Pedagogy of Faith in the Science Classroom event is being organized to facilitate the exchange of ideas for best practices in addressing issues of faith in college science curriculum and instruction.
Plenary speakers will be Dr. Karl Giberson, Professor of Physics at Eastern Nazarene College and President of Biologos Foundation, and Dr. J. P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy at Biola University and well-known author on faith integration.
Participants should walk away from this time with practical ideas to implement in their classrooms and offices as they interact with students and colleagues. The workshops will present a variety of perspectives and approaches.
“Science and faith do not have to be enemies, but can be allies in the pursuit of truth,” said David Wright, Provost of Indiana Wesleyan University. “We believe that students learn best when they are immersed in rigorous and disciplined thought both about their faith and about their understanding of the world around them.”
“Unfortunately, not enough inquiry has been focused on the best ways to teach science in a classroom setting that honors faith, nor about how to help students wrestle with their faith commitments as they learn about science,” Wright said. “This conference is an opportunity for scholars of different persuasions to discuss the best ways to handle the intersection of faith and science in the college classroom. We welcome wide participation by scholars with an interest in this discussion."
For more information or to register, please visit the Faith and Science Web site.