More Local than the Locals: An Ethnoscopic Analysis of a Philippine Seminary
AbstractMost Filipinos are oral learners; seminaries in the Philippines are often copies of their Western counterparts with minimal contextualization. Using Thigpen’s four-step “ethnoscopic analysis,” I embark on a mission to examine theological education in the Philippines from cultural, scriptural, missiological, and pedagogical perspectives. The findings from the ethnoscopic analysis prompted significant changes in my teaching approach and interactions with students at a local seminary. Join me on this journey as I explore improved ways for my students to learn and enjoy class more.