On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom, 1st Edition

  • David I. Smith
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467450642
  • ISBN-13: 9781467450645
  • DDC: 248.8
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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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 learning 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 attentive 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. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Pedagogy Gap.
2: The Whole Nine Minutes.
3: Patterns That Matter.
4: The Movement of the Soul.
5: Motivated Design.
6: See, Engage, Reshape.
7: The Work of Imagination.
8: Life Together.
9: Designing Space and Time.
10: Pedagogy and Community.
11: The State of Christian Scholarship.