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Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning

Teaching and Christian Practices Reshaping Faith and Learning In Teaching and Christian Practices several university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies Wheth

In Teaching and Christian Practices several university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies Whether allowing spiritually formative reading to enhance a literature course, employing table fellowship and shared meals to reinforce concepts in a pre nursing nutrition course,In Teaching and Christian Practices several university professors describe and reflect on their efforts to allow historic Christian practices to reshape and redirect their pedagogical strategies Whether allowing spiritually formative reading to enhance a literature course, employing table fellowship and shared meals to reinforce concepts in a pre nursing nutrition course, or using Christian hermeneutical practices to interpret data in an economics course, these teacher authors envision ways of teaching and learning that are rooted in the rich tradition of Christian practices, as together they reconceive classrooms and laboratories as vital arenas for faith and spiritual growth.

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  1. David I.Smith James K.A. Smith says:
    I started out as a secondary school foreign language teacher in England I quickly became intrigued by the ways in which implicit beliefs and values shaped the materials and ways of teaching that I experienced in classrooms That theme has become my career long research project Most of my books have something to do with how faith gets expressed in classrooms I now direct a research institute focused on how Christian faith relates to education as well as being involved in teacher education at Calvin College as an education professor I serve as senior editor of the International Journal of Christianity and Education, and travel widely to work with schools and universities on faculty development I have also been involved in shaping some online curriculum projects at whatiflearning and teachfastly.

Comment 396 on “Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning

  1. Bob says:
    Most often, the integration of faith and learning in my experience has taken the form of a cognitive exercise asking how Christian doctrine relates to the questions and practices of a particular field of inquiry.This volume, reflecting research funded by the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith, pursues the question of whether it is possible to weave into educational pedagogy Christian practices congruent with course material that form in the participants virtues [...]

  2. Matthew Richey says:
    This is excellent It s difficult accessing books with multiple authors, not every chapter is of equal value or quality, but almost every chapter was thoughtful, helpful, insightful and inspiring The chapters by David Smith, James K.A Smith, Kurt Schaefer, and most of all Rebecca DeYoung were the highlights The night I began reading this book I had an awful bout of insomnia as my imagination went into overdrive on how I can be a Christian and whole personed teacher I was struck with a feeling of [...]

  3. Jeremy says:
    I read Paul Griffiths s essay From Curiosity to Studiousness Catechizing the Appetite for Learning pp 102 22 as part of the Conyers Scholars group at Baylor University We were scheduled to have dinner with Dr Griffiths on Nov 2, 2013, but I had to go to a funeral in South Carolina.On Feb 6, 2014, I read the Introduction Practices, Faith, and Pedagogy by David I Smith and James K.A Smith, and David I Smith s chapter titled Reading Practices and Christian Pedagogy Enacting Charity with Texts Our C [...]

  4. Amanda Patchin says:
    As with any composite work, this collection of essays on how to teach as a Christian is a mixed bag The book s focus is an important area for development in Christian education but I only found about half of the essays productive.

  5. Erin Payseur says:
    This book provides some practical examples of ways to integrate faith into pedagogy Instead of focusing on content, it looks at ways faculty live out their faith and use their faith in structuring their courses It spurred interesting conversation and new brainstorming about my courses how can I encourage reading with charity, how can I demonstrate hospitality to my students, how does my faith influence the way I go about teaching and about building relationships with students.

  6. Mar says:
    A highly philosophical read, geared for teachers at a post secondary level It deals with integrating Christian practices and rhythms into classroom activities It encourages a focus on spirituality and faith and moral character formation rather than strict pedagogy and content.

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