Responding to Religious Diversity and Literacy in Classical Education

Timothy Hall, Thales Academy, North Carolina

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This session details the measures that can be implemented to foster religious literacy and diversity in non-sectarian Classical curricular model.

Presenter Bio:

Timothy Hall is the Director of Academics at Thales Academy in North Carolina. He is the author of several textbook supplements, curricula, standards and several popular history texts including The Complete Idiot’s World History and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Middle Ages. He was the course co-creator and administrator of the MOOC on Kierkegaard at Coursera entitled “Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity.” His recent research focuses on the philosophy of Kierkegaard and non-cognitive education and religious literacy and diversity in schools.

At Franklin Academy, the largest public charter school in NC, Timothy has taught AP World History, AP European History, AP Psychology, and Medieval Studies. He has received numerous awards, including schoolteacher studentships to Oxford University for curriculum development and research fellowships to the Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Timothy has also collaborated with the College of William and Mary in Virginia in the development of curriculum materials for the teaching of the principle of separation of church and state in American history as an extension to a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in which he participated. You can find his page here.

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