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ERIC Number: EJ1145201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2056-9971
John Baptist de la Salle and Interior Prayer: Humility as an Antidote to "Curiositas" in the Hospitable Classroom
Stratman, Jacob
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v21 n2 p114-125 Jul 2017
This article explores a relationship which is related to recognition, hospitality, and the classroom, but does not get a lot of attention: the relationship between the teacher and the subject of study. How does the teacher's stance towards knowledge affect relationships between students, the relationship between the student and the teacher, and the relationship between the student and the content? In what ways can the recognition of ones' own finitude invite students into a hospitable (i.e. humble) relationship with each other and with the subject of study? My argument is that through interior prayer, as a way to prepare for hospitality in the classroom, a pedagogical posture of humility may aid in resisting a tendency to seek dominance over the subject of study and control over the learning environment in order to begin to welcome the contributions of the stranger (ideas or students) into the classroom.
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Language: English
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