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Edwards, Kirsten T.; Thompson, Valerie J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, the authors decenter soulless curricular and administrative practices in collegiate settings and re-conceptualize justice work through faith as a labor of love.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Feminism, Social Justice, Caring
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Allen, Kristen – Cogent Education, 2016
Given the recent surge in acts of violent, religious extremism around the world, this report investigates whether and how institutes of higher education in the United Kingdom are developing interfaith maturity in their student population. Using King and Baxter Magolda's framework for intercultural maturity, I analyze three case studies: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Religion, Maturity (Individuals)
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Yacapsin, M. S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2014
The purpose of this investigation was to gain a better understanding of the expectations graduate students hold regarding the amount of and types of faith-related activities utilized in online coursework. Two groups of participants surveyed were enrolled at two different, faith-based institutions in Pennsylvania, United States; one a Catholic…
Descriptors: Preferences, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Spiritual Development
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Small, Jenny L. – Journal of College and Character, 2015
This article addresses the topic of teaching and how graduate students in higher education, as future faculty members and other types of educators, learn to support the faith identities of their future students. Through a series of guest teaching opportunities at different institutional types, the author shared her understandings of the spiritual…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Beliefs, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Religion
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McGuire, Keon M. – Journal of College and Character, 2019
A reinvigorated commitment to the study of religion, spirituality, faith, secularism, meaning-making, purpose, and interfaith dialogue in higher education is evidenced through the production of various scholarly texts. The pendulum among higher education scholars seems to swing toward finding ways to explicitly engage with what has been described…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Cahalan, Kathleen A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
Seminary education requires that students learn a complex body of theological knowledge, engage in the practices of ministry, and develop as persons of faith and vocation. Utilizing the six aspects of significant learning experiences defined by L. Dee Fink--foundational knowledge, application, integration, the human dimension, caring, and learning…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Clergy, Spiritual Development
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Karlin-Neumann, Patricia; Sanders, Joanne – Journal of College and Character, 2013
This essay examines how Stanford University, secular in its origins, yet with a church at its center, addresses the religious and spiritual concerns of current students, whether from traditional or innovative religious backgrounds. Identified religious and spiritual needs prompt questions about the balance between the spiritual health and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups, Traditionalism
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Dockery, David S. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article does not attempt to address the many and varied changes currently facing Christian higher education, but seeks to provide a framework for thinking about the future that is grounded in the church's heritage and tradition. Believing that the secular culture is indifferent to the Christian faith and that the Christ world tends to be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Traditionalism, Institutional Mission
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Iselin, Darren; Meteyard, John D. – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2010
Although widespread consensus exists that the integration of Christian worldview, faith and learning lies at the heart of effective Christian education, such an aspiration has not always resulted in the embodiment of worldview principles within Christian educational contexts. In response to this dissonance, an alternative approach to integration…
Descriptors: World Views, Christianity, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Laytham, Brent – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Theological education typically includes classroom worship, a practice of great pedagogical power and curricular import. As pedagogy, classroom worship does four things. It focuses teaching and learning on God, and fosters theological dispositions necessary for sustaining that attention. Second, it rightly positions the entire class in dialogical…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Classroom Environment, School Prayer, Educational Practices