Gospel of Mark 7/09/2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Room: Theatre D - Maths (14)
Theme: Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark
Scholars have been invited from a range of perspectives to apply their approach specifically to the teaching of Mark. Key questions are: How do we evaluate traditional pedagogical models in light of recent approaches to the Gospel of Mark? What kind of educational and communicative practices should Markan studies develop in a pluralistic world? What differences, if any, do context (e.g., secular or confessional) and audience expectations make in our approach?
Geert Van Oyen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Presiding
Elizabeth Shively, University of St. Andrews, Presiding
Thomas E. Boomershine, United Theological Seminary Teaching Mark as Performance Literature: Early Literate and Post-Literate Pedagogies (25 min)
Eve-Marie Becker, Aarhus Universitet Mark in the Frame of Ancient History-Writing: The Quest for Heuristics (25 min)
Jeremy Punt, Universiteit van Stellenbosch - University of Stellenbosch Teaching Mark through a Postcolonial Optic (25 min)
Break (30 min)
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Teaching Mark’s Narrative in a Markan Narrative Way (25 min)
Mark Goodacre, Duke University Blogs, Pods, Websites and Mark: How the Internet Affects the Teaching of Mark's Gospel (25 min)
Discussion (25 min)
The major purpose of the Pathways Project is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind’s oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet.
Despite superficial differences, both technologies are radically alike in depending not on static products but rather on continuous processes, not on “What?” but on “How do I get there?” In contrast to the fixed spatial organization of the page and book, the technologies of oral tradition and the Internet mime the way we think by processing along pathways within a network. In both media it’s pathways – not things – that matter.