Building a Community of Virtue

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Transcript Building a Community of Virtue

Building Character
in Schools
Kevin Ryan &
Karen Bohlin
Presented by:
Helen Reyes
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Ten Commandments
• Exodus 34:28
– Moses was up on the mountain with the Lord forty
days and forty nights. In all that time he neither
ate nor drank. At that time he wrote the terms of
the covenant—the Ten Commandments—on the
stone tablets.
• Huge community of God’s people
Diagram A
Interaction of the Worldview Model Components
Christ the Creator
(Colossians 1:14-16)
&
Individuals Under Lordship
(Phil. 2:9-11)
Philosophical Base
Col: 2:8
Epistemological
Ethical
Axiological
Aesthetics
Nature of Man
Trinitarian
(See Chart One)
Acceptance/Rejection
(I Cor. 2:14-16)
YEC Worldview
Beliefs
&
Application
Evolutionary Worldview Beliefs
Consequences: Romans 1
Dr. Steve Deckard
Joshua 1:7
• Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the
laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from
them, and you will be successful in everything
you do.
Building a Community of Virtue
By: Kevin Ryan
Karen E. Bohlin
Key Concepts/Terms
• Polis (Greek city)
– A group of people who share a vision for what
constitutes a civilized life
– Not by chance
– Shared principles and core beliefs
– Committed citizens
– Safe place
• Compared to outside the walls
Key Concepts/Terms
• School is like a polis
– A group of people who share a vision for what
constitutes a civilized life
– Not by chance
– Shared principles and core beliefs
– Committed citizens
– Safe place
• Compared to outside the walls
Key Concepts/Terms
• Ethos
– Character
– Nature or disposition
Key Quote
“When a people or government fails to attend to
what holds their city together, when citizens
have little regard for the common good, when
political leaders betray or distort the moral
ideals and principles for which they
supposedly stand, then as Yeats prophetically
pointed out, Things fall apart, the center
cannot hold…”
Ryan & Bohlin
Supporting a Community of
Virtue
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Aim high
Create resonance (harmony)
Meaningful service (learn to give)
Student ownership (responsibility)
Little things (are important)
Close relationships
Caring enough to correct
Other Places Education
Takes Place
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School bus
Hallways
Study Hall
Bathrooms
Cafeteria
Playground
Negative Ethos
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No shared vision
Cutthroat competition
Little opportunity to serve
No traditions
No student voice
Neglect of school grounds or property
Questions
• What kind of citizens would be produced in a
school that values above all else:
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grades
a winning football team
maintaining a certain clothes brand
Building good citizens
Others?
Education that is based in a biblical worldview
Review
• Schools are communities
• Require actions to support a community of
virtue
Fill in the blank
“When a people or government fails to attend to
what holds their city together, when ______
have little regard for the common good, when
________ betray or distort the moral ideals
and ______ for which they supposedly stand,
then as Yeats prophetically pointed out,
Things fall apart, the center cannot hold…”
Questions
• What are the defining characteristics of a
polis?
• What elements must be present to support a
community of virtue?