Interaction - Goal of Your "Talk"

Kara Powell | Jun 11, 2010

I’ve been having an interesting e.mail discussion with some Fuller faculty colleagues as we at Fuller are moving more and more into distributed (aka online) learning. Yippee!

One faculty member said something interesting recently in an e.mail: “Interactivity is the key to good learning”.

That’s a strong statement. Do you agree? I’d probably soften it to something more like: “Interactivity is one of the keys to good learning”. (The researcher in me rarely talks about THE key to something; life is usually more complicated and nuanced.)

If I was to ask your students what percent of the communication you have with them is interactive, what would they say?

What would you what that percent to be?

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


More from this author

More From Us

Hello, WELCOME TO FYI
Join the community

Sign up for our email today and choose from one of our popular free downloads sent straight to your inbox. Plus, you’ll be the first to know about our sales, offers, and new releases.

Join the community

Sign up for our email today and choose from one of our popular free downloads. Plus, you’ll be the first to know about our sales, offers, and new releases.