Readings With Wesleyan to Cover Topics in Early Childhood Education

10-07-2015

“Topics in Early Childhood Education” is the fall 2015 theme of Virginia Wesleyan College's Readings With Wesleyan series—a neighborhood program that brings free college-level teaching to residents of Virginia Beach’s Lake Edward area. The discussions will take place Thursdays throughout October and November, and topics will include: “Easy Answers to Tough Questions that Will Inspire Your Child to Think Scientifically” with Assistant Professor of Education Bill McConnell (Oct. 22); “Beyond Finger Paints: Art Projects for Kids” with Professor of Art Phil Guilfoyle (Oct. 29); and “Educational Toys and Games: Which Should I Choose and Why?” with Associate Professor of Education/Special Education Jayne Sullivan (Nov. 5). Readings With Wesleyan was launched in July 2014 and is sponsored by the College’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning. Participants study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and more. All discussions are free and open to the public and take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Enoch Baptist Church (5641 Herbert Moore Rd., Virginia Beach). Previous Readings With Wesleyan topics have included: “Engaging the American Dream” through the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Richard Wright and Langston Hughes; "Community Transformations" examining the music and philosophy of Tupac Shakur as it relates to contemporary movements such as Ferguson, the Arab Spring and the civil rights movement, and; "World Religions 101," providing a quick look at religions around the world and in Hampton Roads. For more information, contact Associate Dean of Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning Kathy Stolley at 757.233.8768 or kstolley@vwc.edu. More