Afternoon Seminars – Mark Pike

2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England

 Afternoon Seminars & Workshops

FC-06 Mere Education

Mark Pike

In these participatory sessions, a range of activities and collaborative methods will be employed as we seek to apply the distinctive Christian vision of C. S. Lewis to contemporary issues in the education, parenting and schooling of children and young people. Our exchanges will be informed by the remarkable and prophetic insights of C. S. Lewis in both his fiction and non-fiction as we explore what it means to cultivate ‘just sentiments’ and to develop good character as we seek to ‘add to our faith virtue’ (2 Peter 1: 2-8).

Mark Pike – Reader (Associate Professor) in Education at the University of Leeds. Mark studied at Leeds University, Nottingham University and Southampton University (Ph.D) and was a high school teacher for over a decade. He writes and speaks widely on literary, moral and religious issues in education and is the author of Mere Education: C S Lewis as Teacher for our Time (The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 2013), Ethical English – Teaching and Learning English as Spiritual, Moral and Religious Education (Bloomsbury, 2014) and the recent essay ‘C.S. Lewis: Christian Educator for a Post-Christian Era’ in Sehnsucht as well as other books and articles on education.