Rebecca Dow: On Education, Policy, and Living Well
This episode of Venn Presents marks the first in a new series of conversations with women and men who are seeking to follow Christ in the whole of life.
We’ll be going behind the moments of success and endeavour to talk with these remarkable people about their ordinary life with God. It’s not hard to find podcasts with experts, or full of information. But here we’re interested in the whole person at work, rest, and play; we’ll be exploring how faith in Christ has unfolded in their lives. As the conversation rolls, we hope you’ll catch a glimpse of how deep and wide God’s purposes are for each of us.
Today, host Sam Bloore talks with Rebecca Dow about education, policy, and living well as a single woman deeply committed to family and community. Rebecca lectures in education at Laidlaw College, helping to form the next generation of teachers. Her experience in education has been extensive and diverse: she has been a teacher, Deputy Principal, consultant, and policy researcher and advisor to the Spokesperson for Education. Here, she shares her vision for education: for Rebecca, good learning is not simply about information, or instruction, but is a matter of whole-person formation. This holistic vision of life also marks her journey as a single woman. With disarming openness and joy, she talks with Sam about what she’s learned about living richly as a single woman who cares deeply about the Church, about community, and about family. Rebecca’s commitment to community is reflected in her governance experience in both the education and not-for-profit sectors; among her current roles, she is the Acting Chair of the Venn Board.
This is a conversation charged with a quiet, delighted awareness of God’s leading, and of our call to seek the flourishing of our wider communities. It’s a cracker—we know you’ll enjoy it.
Dr. John Dennison
Director of Resources, Venn Foundation