By Harold Klassen, Transformational Educational Consultant
Twelve people from four countries – and one online – met at the TeachBeyond Global Centre in the town of Horsham, England (pictured above), from October 24 to 26 to discuss the possibility of establishing a research centre to explore transformational teaching and learning.
There was complete agreement that it would be very helpful to have such a centre to define, develop, and promote the kind of holistic transformational education that TeachBeyond is seeking to offer. Transformational education is a popular concept among educators, but Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Spirit-empowered are not usually part of their definition. The attendees proposed that the Centre for the Advancement of Transformational Education (CATE) be established – although details such as its location and leadership still need to be determined.
- Some projects that this centre could pursue include:
- – creating a database of what the Church is doing to prepare new generations of children and young people
- – networking people and organizations through forums and conferences
- – sponsoring research into what has been and should be done in the future
- – publishing transformational education resources of all kinds
- resourcing practitioners
More information will be available soon about how CATE can help deepen the impact of transformational education among TeachBeyond members and in the global Body of Christ.