EDU4623 - Philosophy of Christian School Education
An introduction to the teaching profession, including a study of the historical and philosophical foundations of Christian Education. Special attention is given to the Christian School movement.
The following learning outcomes will be acheived through this course:
- Demonstrate understanding of the vocabulary of educational philosophy.
- Examine the historical, philosophical, and cultural argument for Christian schooling.
- Identify individuals in history who have made major contributions to educational practices.
- Investigate the work and contribution of influential Christian educators.
- Explore how different schools of philosophy approach and define educational aims and methods, curriculum, and the role of the teacher.
- Identify the worldview associated with different schools of philosophy and how that worldview impacts educational practice.
- Explore and consider the distinctive character of the Christian school.
- Reflect on the role of Christian Education as a ministry within and to the Christian faith community as well as to the world.
- Develop personal philosophy of Christian education which includes the role and function of the teacher and the learner, curriculum, method, and purpose.