MM6/768 – Adolescent Development and Spirituality

In 2016 this course will be taught by Kenda Creasy Dean and Sam Kilpatrick as a block course in 2 Parts.

The Dates are:
Block One: March 10-11
Block Two: May 30 – June 2

This course will explore the process of adolescent development and its complexities and consider how a growing sense of spirituality might be nurtured during adolescent years. Students will learn about adolescent development, including biological and sociological perspectives, as well as some difficulties within the field of adolescent research. Spiritual formation in adolescents will also be explored, including theories of formation, research on the effectiveness of current models of faith formation, and key practices that contribute to spiritual formation in young people. Discussion and evaluation of the course concepts will occur in light of the students own faith stories and experience in congregations.