Monday, June 16, 2008

Creativity through Experimentation

I love Richard Rohr’s statement in which he claims, “We do not think our way into a new kind of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”

It is generally by moving forward and acting on something that creativity develops.

Often in theological education we do not know how a teaching method or course will go until it is tried and a good idea is to run something as an experiment.

Here is an example from Ross Langmead of Whitley College who says:

“I am experimenting with teaching a topic at two levels. I teach a one-semester degree unit called The Multicultural Church. I also offer a four evening workshop for all comers, at lower rates and couched in plain English, on Exploring Multicultural Church.”

Got any courses or other developments that you are running now as an experiment?

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: “A good idea is to run something as an experiment.”