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NAIITS Symposium 2004
Education: Credentials, Competence, Learning for Understanding
Location: Crestmont College
Richard E. Holz Conference Center 30840 Hawthorn Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Dates: September 23 – 25, 2004
Scope of Topics:

In anticipation of this symposium NAIITS invites proposals for papers and panels on the topic “Education: Credentials, Competence, Learning for Understanding.” Papers that utilize any of a broad range of research methodologies will be considered. Submissions should address the following questions and concerns.

• What are Native perspectives from scripture?
• How are these translated into traditions and values?
• How does/can education contribute to discipleship, youth outreach and community development?
• How do Native and Christian values intersect in the shaping of the practical tasks associated with learning and education?
• What place does higher education have in the Native church?
• Is it possible to integrate strong traditional Native values and practices from a Christian perspective so they produce positive educational outcomes for Native people and communities? If so, how?
• How is it possible to integrate value and practice?

Papers should strive to show how traditional notions of education might be strengthened and implemented, or how new ideas and patterns of learning might further the goals of Native mission and the advance of Native people in Christian life, service, and ministry. Papers should draw on both - traditional Native, and Christian thought.

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NAIITS - An Indigenous Learning Community
NAIITS an Indigenous Learning Community ( formerly the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) is one of two members of Indigenous Pathways (IP), a nonsectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to working together with the Indigenous community. NAIITS’ focus within IP is the development and articulate of Indigenous perspectives in theology and practice. We encourage Indigenous learning styles and world views in our instruction as we facilitate the development of a body of work addressing biblical, theological, and ethical issues from Indigenous perspectives. NAIITS currently has five degree program partnerships offering graduate, and post-graduate degree or award programs.
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