Tuesday, September 27, 2011

more on adult faith - or adult wisdom

"(a) Conventional inherited wisdom views all learning as passed down from wiser seniors to inferior juniors, and learning is primarily obtaining the wherewithal to function effectively for the benefit of human society.

(b) Embedded codependency leaves children and adolescents feeling like passive absorbers in conventional learning settings, while adult aspiration and intelligence are grossly neglected and undermined.

(c) Adult empowerment perceives the adult as a full participant in a coeducational process where wisdom is owned by all and the teacher serves as a catalyst facilitating a transformational process of exploration and new discovery.

Diarmuid O'Murchu in Adult Faith - Growing in Wisdom and Understanding pg. 97

I'd like to pass this around the US - schools, churches, and especially businesses. This doesn't mesh with our apparent frontier mentality - does it?

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