Dr. Mark Pike on C.S. Lewis
December 6, 2016
Mere Education at 3 p.m.
Dr. Mark Pike will speak on his book Mere Education : C.S. Lewis as teacher for our time. Drawing upon a wide range of C.S. Lewis's fiction and non-fiction, both well-known and relatively unknown, Mark A. Pike applies C.S. Lewis’s educational vision to current issues of critical importance for parents, students, teachers and school leaders.
Narnian Virtures at 7 p.m.
Dr. Mark Pike, Director of the Narnian Virtues Character Education research project, will speak on his research, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The Narnian Virtues project examines how young people can learn the virtues of wisdom, love, justice, integrity, self-control and fortitude as they read and respond to three of the Narnian novels by C.S. Lewis. The project focuses on the ways in which parents as well as school teachers inculcate the virtues underpinning good character.
Dr. Pike is also Professor of Education and Head (Dean) of the School of Education at the University of Leeds where Tolkien taught before moving to Oxford. He is the author of Mere Education - C.S. Lewis as Teacher for our Time (Lutterworth Press, Cambridge UK).