Teaching Redemptively

Teaching Redemptively
Title Teaching Redemptively PDF eBook
Author Donovan L. Graham
Publisher Assn of Christian Schools International
Pages 291
Release 2003-01-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9781583310588

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Publisher's description. As God's image bearers, Christian teachers are called to reflect the character of our creative, redemptive God and to live according to His truth. This book encourages and challenges Christian teachers in any setting, public or private, secular or Christian, to teach redemptively--to employ biblical principles in all aspects of the educational process.




Flourishing Together

Flourishing Together
Title Flourishing Together PDF eBook
Author Lynn E. Swaner
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pages 314
Release 2021-11-16
Genre Education
ISBN 1467463221

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How do students, educators, and schools flourish together—especially in an era of increasing pressure from standardized testing, growing challenges to student mental health and well-being, and frequent educator burnout? Many schools strive toward academic achievement as their primary marker of success, but this well-meaning approach can lead to a reductionist view in which students are too often seen as statistics rather than whole human beings. Teachers, school leaders, parents, and of course students know that flourishing is a much broader and more holistic aim for education. But what is to be done? The goal of this book is to call Christian educators back to a better vision of flourishing within a robust theological framework, with the practical guidance necessary for implementation. To accomplish this, Lynn Swaner and Andy Wolfe take readers through an exploration of five essential domains identified through extensive empirical research—purpose, relationships, learning, resources, and well-being. An ideal resource for professional development and strategic planning, Flourishing Together persistently adheres to the principle that “anything that is worth building cannot be built alone.” Thus, the vision for flourishing here is one in which the school community is understood as an interconnected ecosystem, in which “each one’s flourishing is dependent on their flourishing together.” Accordingly, teachers and administrators will be inspired and equipped to reshape their schools as places where they—alongside their students—can flourish together in a community of abundant life.




The Pedagogy of Shalom

The Pedagogy of Shalom
Title The Pedagogy of Shalom PDF eBook
Author HeeKap Lee
Publisher Springer
Pages 227
Release 2016-11-25
Genre Religion
ISBN 9811029873

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Based on the teachings of Jesus and a biblical foundation, this book presents a new framework for education and teaching, referred to as the shalom education model, that addresses four essential questions in education (why teach, what to teach, how to teach and who are teachers?). After explaining the theoretical background of shalom, the book investigates a range of contemporary educational issues including gender identity, bullying, disability, linguistic and cultural diversity, and social justice, and presents practical guidelines that can be applied to classroom teaching. The book also emphasizes the role of teachers as missional leaders who help students unlock their full potential.




Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning

Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning
Title Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning PDF eBook
Author Mary Shepard Wong
Publisher Routledge
Pages 306
Release 2013-02-15
Genre Education
ISBN 1136596801

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Ideological and educational-political aspects of the link between language and faith—especially between Global English and Christianity—is a topic of growing interest in the field of English language teaching. This book explores the possible role and impact of teachers’ and students’ faith in the English language classroom. Bringing together studies representing a diversity of experiences and perspectives on the philosophies, purposes, practices, and theories of the interrelationship of Christianity and language learning and teaching, it is on the front line in providing empirical data that offers firm insights into the actual role that faith plays in various aspects of the language learning/teaching experience. By adding a data-based dimension, the volume contributes to the cultivation of valid research methods and innovative ways to analyze and interpret studies of the intersection of Christian faith and the practice of teaching and learning language. .




Faith-Based Education That Constructs

Faith-Based Education That Constructs
Title Faith-Based Education That Constructs PDF eBook
Author HeeKap Lee
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages 203
Release 2010-08-09
Genre Religion
ISBN 1498271715

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Constructivism is everywhere. It is a hot issue at this time in the field of philosophy, education, technology, and religion. However, can constructivism be an alternative approach in faith-based education? While some conclude that Jesus knew learning was an active knowledge-creating process, and that he always encouraged his disciples to think deeply and go beyond the surface level, others would find that constructivism undercuts faith-based education because of its claims to relativity. For example, constructivists claim that meaning is imposed on the world by us rather than existing in the world independently from us. Thus, they proclaim that truth is relative to particular times, places, and people. Christians hold that truth does exist absolutely. So how can there be a way forward for faith-based educators who see the good in the constructivist approach? In Faith-Based Education that Constructs readers will find a unique approach whereby constructivism may appropriately be applied to a faith-based education setting. Although disagreement can occur between constructivism and faith-based education, this book concludes that constructivist thought and Christian faith-based education are, in the end, congruent and harmonious in significant ways. Those faith-based educators who continue to hold cautionary views of radical constructivist assertions against absolute truths need not disregard all other aspects of constructivism.




Metaphors We Teach By

Metaphors We Teach By
Title Metaphors We Teach By PDF eBook
Author Dr. Ken Badley
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages 168
Release 2012-06-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 1621893537

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Metaphors We Teach By helps teachers reflect on how the metaphors they use to think about education shape what happens in their classrooms and in their schools. Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms whose teachers think of students as plants to be nurtured from those who consider them as clay to be molded. Students will be assessed differently if teachers think of assessment as a blessing and as justice instead of as measurement. This volume examines dozens of such metaphors related to teaching and teachers, learning and learners, curriculum, assessment, gender, and matters of spirituality and faith. The book challenges teachers to embrace metaphors that fit their worldview and will improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.




Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church

Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church
Title Mapping Out Curriculum in Your Church PDF eBook
Author James R. Estep
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Pages 336
Release 2012-06-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 1433677474

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This new book from top Christian education professionals integrates biblical foundations, educational theory, and practical insights into a new curriculum formation approach for the local church. Uniquely identifying curriculum as a means of ministry through the metaphor of mapmaking, it shows how believers are lost along the spiritual journey without a study plan, having no clear destination or reliable path to follow toward maturity. Detailing the theological, educational, and pastoral dimensions that make a curriculum Christian, the text is arranged into four sections: (1) rationale for curriculum, (2) curricular foundations, (3) curricular theory, and (4) the practice of curriculum. Covering areas from children’s ministry to adult education, contributors include editors James R. Estep, Karen L. Estep, and Roger White as well as Holly Allen, Mark H. Senter III, Michael S. Wilder, Timothy Paul Jones, and Brett Robbe.