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CTC releases ‘Educational philosophy for transformative Christian education’ book

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jul 01, 2022 10:35 pm
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Prof. L Imsutoshi Jamir, Dr. Moalila Jamir and Prof. A Temjen Jamir during the release of Dr. Moalila’s book at CTC in Mokokchung on Friday.

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Mokokchung, July 1 (EMN): Clark Theological College (CTC) in Mokokchung released a book titled ‘Educational philosophy for transformative Christian education,’ written by Dr. Moalila Jamir.

The book was formally dedicated and released by CTC principal, Prof. A Temjen Jamir, during a programme held at CTC multi-purpose hall on Friday.

The main thrust of the book was on constructing transformative Christian education in Nagaland context. The author has used educational philosophies of Afro-American liberation educationist, author and social activist Bell Hooks, and Professor Emerita of Theology and Education, Mary Elizabeth Moore.

In her attempt to develop transformative Christian education, Dr. Moalila has proposed ‘Contextual Christian education,’ ‘Transformative objective,’ ‘Teaching method,’ ‘Content curriculum,’ and ‘Structure.’

She also proposed transformative ‘Theological teaching,’ ‘Pedagogy beyond closure,’ ‘Resistance centred education,’ ‘Gender justice Christian education,’ ‘Role of ‘learner and educator,’ and ‘Relevant guiding principles for transformative education.’

In her concluding lines, the author said, “As an agent of liberation and transformation, the educational ministry must come out of its traditional confinement and set as relevant agenda for the faith community to understand the problems and needs.” She added that the present book “would undoubtedly liberate the conventional Christian education into a transformative Christian education for all.”

The author Dr. Moalila Jamir is a faculty at Clark Theological College in the department of Christian Ministry (Education). She did her Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) from Clark Theological College, Aolijen, Mokokchung; Master of Theology (M.Th) from Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam; and Doctorate of Theology (D.Th) from South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI), Senate of Serampore College (University), West Bengal. She is a regular contributor of articles and essays in various academic journals.

The book was published by Tribal Development and Communication Centre, Mokokchung. 

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By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jul 01, 2022 10:35:45 pm