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Cross, Graeme; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Are religious schools fit to prepare students with the social competencies required for life in a pluralistic society, or do they offer a sheltered school experience, which deprives them of adequate socialization opportunities? This question has emerged in public discourse in response to the growing presence of religious schools in many western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Social Capital, Qualitative Research
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Grace, Emily; Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article is a small empirical study based on two assignments, both involving reading and writing, in two physics courses at a Christian college. Students read theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and produced research papers. By performing interdisciplinary intellectual work, students considered the compatibility of science and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Science, Science Instruction
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Smith, David I. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's major writings emerged from the experience of planning and leading an innovative seminary at Finkenwalde, where there was a strong focus on intentional communal practices. This article uses the process of designing an undergraduate course focused on Bonhoeffer's book "Life Together" as a lens through which…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Study, Intention
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Toh, Tze Keong; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Chai, Ching Sing – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores the use of a constructivist pedagogical approach to cultivate reflective dispositions during small group Bible study. Conducted in a local church Bible class setting (n = 12), the instructional design emulated the reflective thinking process, while adopting collaborative knowledge-building as its pedagogical framework.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Knowledge Level
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Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M.; Campbell, Elizabeth L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
For Christian college students, the journey toward vocation can be hindered by faith-based anxiety. The relationship between students and mentors in Christian higher education offers a unique, optimum space to explore these beliefs. Christians in academia have invaluable personal experience in integrating their faith and career, and have much to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Development, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Kendall, Dana L.; Campanario, Scott C. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Scientists dedicate their careers to the quest of learning about the world through the collection and reporting of empirical data. Subsequently, practitioners apply this information in a variety of settings to positively impact society at large. However, there is a growing consensus that the current system for publishing and disseminating research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Ethics
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Wright, Andrew W. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
The doctrine of justification is frequently interpreted in a manner that excludes our active involvement in the drama of salvation. This reading has a detrimental effect on Christian education concerned to enable the learner's attentive, reasonable and responsible understanding of the Gospel. Taking its lead from Kierkegaard's account of…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Christianity, Religious Education, Integrity
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Benson, David – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
This article considers the Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority's (ACARA) plan for Civics and Citizenship, assessing the role of religions therein. Through a dialectical hermeneutic, ACARA is brought into a mutually critical conversation with the work of curriculum theorist Dwayne Huebner. Both of their distinct visions are…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Civics, Citizenship Education, Hermeneutics
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Francis, Leslie J.; Jones, Susan H. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
Some of the Gospel passages proposed for Disability Awareness Sunday raise challenges as well as opportunities for preachers. This paper reports findings from an educational exercise, drawing on insights from the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics, in which 23 Anglican clergy studied Mark 2: 1-12 and Mark 10: 46-52 in groups structured…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Biblical Literature, Educational Practices, Learning Activities