On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom
: The latest from an internationally recognized thinker at the intersection of faith and pedagogy Christian teachers have long been thinking about what content to teach, but little scholarship has been devoted to how faith forms the actual ...
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The latest from an internationally recognized thinker at the intersection of faith and pedagogy
Christian teachers have long been thinking about what content to teach, but little scholarship has been devoted to how faith forms the actual process of teaching. Is there a way to go beyond Christian perspectives on the subject matter and think about the teaching itself as Christian? In this book David Smith argues that faith has a critical role in shaping pedagogy and the learn-ing experience.
Smith's scholarly exploration of education combines both theory and practice. With clever and sometimes funny examples, he shows how teachers of every subject and age group can be atten-tive to how their students are experiencing and interpreting learning. From desk arrangement to discussion questions, there are myriad opportunities to design classes that are deeply rooted in Christian practices. On Christian Teaching provides fresh insight into Christian education that expresses faith and community.
David I. Smith is director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College, and associate professor of German at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of Learning from the Stranger: Christian Faith and Cultural Diversity and The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality, and Foreign Language Learning .