Annual Conference

The Friends Association for Higher Education will hold its 2016 conference at member institution Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, U.K., June 16-19.  Our theme for 2016 is “Educating for Action.”

We invite you to join with other Friends educators from colleges, universities and study centers globally for an invigorating time together in England, on the beautiful grounds of our member institution Woodbrooke.

Whatever field we are in as Quaker educators, our practice is informed by a faith that calls us to be transformed and in turn to help transform the world. We are nurturing our students to help make the world a better place; we are educating for action. 

We also will consider a disciplinary focus this year on “Technologies of Change: Quakers, business and industry,” in preparation for the fourth volume in FAHE’s book series “Quakers and the disciplines.”

As you prepare for the conference, we hope the following queries will be helpful:

Queries for Consideration:

  • What technologies are helpful and unhelpful in helping us educate for critical thinking, spirituals wisdom and action?
  • How do we bring a Quaker faith perspective to bear in working with students of different faiths or none?
  • Does Quaker transformational education have a distinctive pedagogy?
  • What in your experience has worked best in helping students transform their worldview and become scholars and contemplative activists?
  • How do you help prepare students to make a difference in creating a just and peaceful world?
  • What can we learn from the Quaker tradition of transforming education and industry?

View the conference website.

One response to “Annual Conference

  1. Ron Bryan

    I am trying to find dates/prices/schedule for the June 2016 conference. Is there anyone that has that information?

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