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ERIC Number: EJ1005817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Toward a Pedagogy Grounded in Christian Spirituality
Shimabukuro, Gini
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n4 p505-521 Jun 2008
Church documents, theology, leadership theory, and sociology come together in this article to present a pedagogy for Catholic schools that is deeply rooted in a personal faith and a contemporary understanding of the person. In order to construct a conceptual model of a pedagogy grounded in Christian spirituality, the meaning of the term "pedagogy" will be explored, along with the evolution of three pedagogical models as they relate to the millennial generation. The term "spirituality" will be investigated, particularly as it relates to teaching and learning in a Catholic context, incorporating the work of Jacobs (2005) who suggested five spiritual components that equip the teacher to implement a spiritually-based pedagogy. Finally, a New Science model for teaching and learning, along with best practice methodologies that support the spiritual development of students, will be introduced as a pedagogical foundation for Catholic schools. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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