Workshop on Fully Alive Textbooks

Canadian Catholics Bioethics Institute is sponsoring a workshop by Sylvia Santin on the textbook series for Catholic schools, “Fully Alive.”

Fully Alive: What is Catholic Family Life Education?
Speaker -- Sylvia Pegis Santin, PhD

Free admission.
All are welcome to attend.


www.ccbi-utoronto.ca
bioethics.usmc@utoronto.ca
416.926.2335

SUMMARY
In this seminar we will explore the five themes of Fully Alive, the Family Life Program (Grades 1 – 8) sponsored by the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops. These themes — Created and Loved by God, Living in Relationship, Created Sexual: Male and Female, Growing in Commitment, Living in the World — are best understood as a response to the question: What does it mean to be human? We will also look at some of the challenges of presenting a view of the person, sexuality, marriage, and family so at odds with the culture within which students are growing up.

BIO
Dr. Santin is a consultant to the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops in the area of Family Life Education. She served as General Editor of their family life program, Fully Alive, and from 1993 – 1995 as the General Secretary to the Conference. During 1997, she served as advisor to the Canadian bishops for the Synod for America, and in 2004 – 2005 as a member of the CCCB Special Task Force for the review of the sexual abuse guidelines. She is the author of Many Gifts, a Social Studies program for Catholic elementary students in Ontario, and is presently preparing a second edition of Fully Alive for the Ontario Bishops.

Dr. Santin has a PhD in educational theory from the University of Toronto. Her professional experience includes: teaching children and adolescents with developmental delays; educational assessment of children and adolescents with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and behavioural problems; curriculum development and research; parent education, marriage and family life education, and teacher education.

Location

University of St Michael’s College
95 St Joseph Street (East Door, Room 102, Faculty of Theology)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 55.1772" N, 79° 23' 20.4828" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.