Dr. Theodore Christou

By Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

In this eighth episode, Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Theodore Christou, Associate Dean at the Queen’s University. During their conversation, Dr. Christou shares his perspectives as a philosopher, historian, and humanist in relation to the 2020 Pandemic. He discusses some of the following concepts: traditional and progressive education, homelessness, philosophers, empathy, collective public security, living toward democracy, an inadequate social system for Elders, pivoting, limits of 21st Century learning, mental testing, social efficiency, streaming, a fortifying curriculum, studying characters of the humanities and changes within Ontario public schooling, the Great Depression, city states, travel, hybrid identities, legacies of settler colonialism and its faith, hope, and so much more.