Practical Examples of Embodied Education and Liturgical Learning

Jenny Rallens and Anna Gibson discuss examples of embodied education and liturgical learning.

Come to this seminar to participate in a discussion about the best practices of embodied education. This conversation will be a follow-up to Jenny Rallens’s talk on classroom liturgy and virtue formation at last year’s SCL and Alcuin conferences. Anna and Jenny will share a few applications of the “Lectio, Meditatio, Compositi” progression from their classrooms, in affections-shaping practices across the fields of history, literature, math, and architecture. Bring questions, ideas, and your own best practices to share!

Jenny Rallens

After homeschooling through highschool, Jenny Rallens earned her B.A. in 2008 from New St. Andrews College and then joined The Ambrose School faculty in Boise, Idaho to teach, direct nine (mostly Shakespeare) plays, and develop a pedagogy based on four pillars: incarnational student-teacher relationships, story, socratic discussion, and liturgy. In addition to teaching, Jenny is currently working on her master’s degree at Oxford in Literature and Arts, particularly investigating the roles literature, liturgy and material culture play in forming a community’s theological imagination.

Anne Gibson

Anna was classically educated herself at The Oaks Classical Christian Academy in Spokane, WA, which led her to pursue a teaching career in the same eld. She has been teaching upper school courses in literature, history, math, and architecture at The Ambrose School in Boise, ID for two years. She holds a BA in Math and a BA in History from Whitworth University, and a Masters in American History from Oxford University.

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