The 2011 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will be held on the campus of Baylor University (Waco, Texas), October 27-29, on the topic "Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University."
While the pursuit and transmission of wisdom historically has been at the heart of education, some critics of the modern academy claim that wisdom has been relegated to second-class status among the university's other goals. Separated from other aimsólike discovering new knowledge or imparting marketable skills to eventual job seekersówisdom too often is seen as the sole province of a few disciplines like philosophy and theology, and not at the center of the entire university's work and purpose.
We invite scholars and teachers from across the disciplines, college and university administrators, and students (both undergraduate and graduate) to join us as we explore questions such as: what is the nature of wisdom; how do we encounter it in various disciplines; what is its role in shaping the purpose of knowledge, the end of education, and the mission of the university?
Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, and responses to current books are welcome and may be submitted online until July 15, 2011. Please see our Web site for more details.
Vickie Schulz, Administrative Associate
Institute for Faith and Learning
One Bear Place #97270
Waco, TX 76798-7270
Phone: (254) 710-4805
Fax: (254) 710-4713 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/bsfc2011
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