Design Principles for 21st Century Jewish Education


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Renee Rubin Ross; Meredith Woocher; Jonathan S. Woocher

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Education; Curriculum

Type: Brief

Abstract:

This extract from JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute Working Paper presents three design principles crucial for the future of Jewish education: The centrality of relationships and the social experience of learning as dynamic forces that shape an evolving identity and build commitment and community in a fragmented world; Jewish learning as "life-centered," addressing the totality of our aspirations, concerns, and experiences; and the Learner as Active Agent