ERIC Number: EJ1026965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Ernest L. Boyer, the Christian College, and the Uneasy Tension between the Curriculum and the Cocurriculum
Trudeau, C. Skip; Herrmann, Timothy W.
Christian Higher Education, v13 n1 p61-73 2014
In this article the selected works of Ernest Boyer are examined in the context of curricular and cocurricular integration. The authors argue that Boyer advocated for a closer connection between the academic and student affairs programs on American college campuses and further contend that this is particularly true and important for Christian colleges. They also propose that Christian colleges should be receptive to this connection due to the existence of an integrative climate, whole-person focus, and the relatively small size of the average Christian campus. A review of relevant literature is also provided as further evidence of current thought and best practice in regard to this important topic. Finally, the authors provide five strategic considerations for campuses desiring to create more meaningful integration between the classroom and out-of-classroom experiences of students. These five are: (a) Acknowledge Existing Barriers, (b) Adopt Common Values and Language, (c) Implement Learning Theory Pedagogy, (d) Examine Current Organizational Structures, and (e) Reward and Celebrate Collaboration and Integration.
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Integrated Curriculum, School Size, Extracurricular Activities, State of the Art Reviews, Best Practices, Holistic Approach, Barriers, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Group Structure, Values, Campuses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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