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EDU4623 - Philosophy of Christian School Education

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

The following learning outcomes will be acheived through this course:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the vocabulary of educational philosophy.
  2. Examine the historical, philosophical, and cultural argument for Christian schooling.
  3. Identify individuals in history who have made major contributions to educational practices.
  4. Investigate the work and contribution of influential Christian educators.
  5. Explore how different schools of philosophy approach and define educational aims and methods, curriculum, and the role of the teacher.
  6. Identify the worldview associated with different schools of philosophy and how that worldview impacts educational practice.
  7. Explore and consider the distinctive character of the Christian school.
  8. Reflect on the role of Christian Education as a ministry within and to the Christian faith community as well as to the world.
  9. Develop personal philosophy of Christian education which includes the role and function of the teacher and the learner, curriculum, method, and purpose.

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