“How do you define personhood and what makes mankind as a species special?”
“What is the role of faith in politics?”
“How can I tell if I’m being truly objective?”
“How much should we trust the science of evolution or global warming?”
These are the kinds of questions that young adults wrestle with as they try to understand their place in the world. Trinity Academy Upper School students explore these and similar questions in The Trinity Academy Forum — a bi-weekly speaker series and dialog for 9th – 12th grade students.
The class seeks to foster Socratic dialog and critical thinking skills by presenting students with thought-provoking and often controversial subjects. When possible, these subjects are presented live by expert guest speakers, but sometimes they may use a video presentation from sources like TED.
Forum takes place on every other Wednesday morning. Parents are invited to attend Forum. Other guests who would like to observe a Forum will usually be welcome, but should contact the school for permission.
Parents should note that, because Forum is intended to foster dialog and critical thinking, it may often deal with subjects and viewpoints that may fall outside of (or even be contrary to) a Christian worldview. The views and opinions expressed by speakers and moderators in Forum class are not necessarily those of Trinity Academy or its leadership, but representative of views our students are likely to encounter after they graduate. We believe exposure to these subjects is important to better prepare our students for college and life.
Read more about specific topics at TARFORUM.BLOGSPOT.com