Author Faculty (Discipline)

Arts

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2020

Book

Revealing Jesus in the Learning Environment: Making a World of Difference pp. 161-179

ISBN

978-0648470472

Embargo Period

1-19-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

B1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

This is a study of student responses to the teaching of history in an American university context, conducted by an Australian professional on a year’s exchange. It is based on an analysis of data drawn from student response surveys conducted across the units taught. The results highlight a number of key principles for a curriculum that is centred around the revealing of Jesus, particularly in the nature and effect of the learning experiences he created as a master teacher during his earthly ministry. Students identified the following qualities as responsible for measurable changes in their attitudes and perspectives: inspirational teaching, the promotion of critical thinking and discernment and the creation of relevant Christ-centred educational encounters, utilising an inquiry-oriented, open-discussion, and deep-learning context. Students considered these approaches transformational, inspiring them to life-long learning. This study draws on the Christian educational perspectives of White (1903), Palmer (1993) and Kilgour (2019), particularly for its theoretical framework.

Comments

Used by permission: the author.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access a copy of Revealing Jesus in the learning environment: Making a world of difference from Avondale College Library (371.071 K55-1).


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