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Gutacker, Paul; Parker, Elizabeth Travers; Strecker, Cody; Krause, Nicholas – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Theologian Paul J. Griffiths has argued that thinking about Christian learning "must begin from thinking about the liturgy." This comparison between learning and liturgy invites reflection upon the nature and ends of Christian higher education, particularly how pedagogy might be informed by liturgy. This interdisciplinary symposium…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Values, Christianity
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Ango, Samuel Peni – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Nigerian society is bedeviled by corruption and injustice, whose prevalence may be partly explained by the dominant educational systems in the country. Paulo Freire has suggested that unjust systems are sustained by educational systems that condition learners to accept injustice. He also indicts the church for supporting such educational systems.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Power Structure, Biblical Literature
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Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article considers David Brooks' recent "New York Times" bestseller, The "Road to Character", in light of Christian thinkers on the connection between virtue and suffering, specifically Dante and St John of the Cross. By putting Brooks in conversation with the Christian tradition, I show how his ideas, specifically his…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Christianity, Ethics, Correlation
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Yonker, Julie E.; Wielard, Cassie J.; Vos, Carolyn L.; Tudder, Ashley M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Four classes of first-grade children at a Christian school took pre- and post-tests measuring humility. Two intervention classes had devotional lessons on humility and two comparison classes did not. For one week, devotional lessons featured humility-related children's literature, cognitively appropriate discussions, writing about humility, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Christianity, Personality Traits
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Kendall, Dana L.; Campanario, Scott C. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Scientists dedicate their careers to the quest of learning about the world through the collection and reporting of empirical data. Subsequently, practitioners apply this information in a variety of settings to positively impact society at large. However, there is a growing consensus that the current system for publishing and disseminating research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Ethics
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Bowen, Deborah C – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Universities have a perhaps unique opportunity to provide training in the art of deep reading through attention to the interrelation of rhetoric, ethics, and aesthetics. While rhetorically sensitive reading will help students to become more sophisticated readers of voice and worldview, and ethically charitable reading will help them to become more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Instruction, Critical Reading, Rhetoric
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Hayhoe, Simon – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
This article examines how the process of constructing knowledge on impairment has affected the institutional construction of an ethic of disability. Its primary finding is that the process of creating knowledge in a number of historical contexts was influenced by traditions and the biases of philosophers and educators. This process was in order to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Epistemology, Models, History
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Bouma-Prediger, Steven – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
In my book "For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision of Creation Care" (2001, rev edn 2010) I develop a set of ecological virtues from a Christian perspective. Although there are now monographs, e.g. "Character and Environment: A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics" (2007), and anthologies, e.g.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Christianity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Stratman, Jacob – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
In this brief article, I argue that recognition is the key virtue of a hospitable classroom. Whether we are discussing the relationship between the teacher and the student, the student and other students, the student and the subject of study, or the teacher and the subject of study, recognition is the building block to a classroom that welcomes…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Student Relationship
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Herdt, Jennifer A. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
Augustine's training in pagan rhetoric, his classical education, and the productive tensions he experienced between pagan and Christian exemplars played a formative role in his spiritual journey. An examination of the generative aspects of these encounters with otherness yields insights for our own understanding, not just of the importance to…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Values Education, Ethical Instruction