We are pleased to publish the results of the research conducted by Dr Graham Cheesman on behalf of the EEAA (2012). The research has asked the following questions:
- In what ways has TE changed since you were a student?
- How are students different today from then?
- How has the role of the teacher changed?
- Has the relationship between teacher and student changed in nature and practice? How?
- The role of the teacher is often seen in tension between being a scholar and a minister; do you agree with this and, if so, how has it changed?
- TE is often described as having three formation objectives for students; academic, practical ministry and spiritual. Has the balance and relationship between these changed? Is this taxonomy out of date?
- Accreditation for schools, government and otherwise, has become a larger issue. What are your views on this?
- How do you think your college/theological education provision will change in the next ten years?
- How do you think theological education will change in your country in the next ten years?
- How will students be different from today, in ten years’ time?
- How do you expect theological education to change in the next ten years because of finance issues/problems?
- People in Europe today (unlike the past) have a number of different jobs and careers in their lifetimes. Does this affect what we do?
- It has been suggested that nowadays, people come to college for different reasons than some years ago. Do you agree and how does this project into the future?
- There has recently been a shift away from residential training. Will this continue and what do you think about it?
- What are the things we must do as theological schools in view of the possible future?
- What will be the characteristics of effective theological teachers in the next ten years?
- Is there anything else you would like to say about theological education in Europe not covered by the questions above?
Click here to download the results and comments Research for the EEAA 2012. You can also download the Powerpoint slides.