Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2021

Journal

International Journal for Faith Integration

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

10-23

ISSN

2659-0204

Embargo Period

6-15-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

3901 Curriculum and pedagogy| 390112 Religion curriculum and pedagogy

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

In recent decades the ‘Integration of Faith and Learning’ (IFL) concept and its application have prompted research, dialogue and deliberation amongst SDA academics, researchers and educators (Akers & Moon, 1980a; Korniejczuk, 1994; Nwosu, 1999; Rasi, 2013; Roy, 2001; Taylor, 2012). It is the IFL concept that makes Christian education unique. Yet, despite all the research and information available about IFL, the author has discovered that an ‘Intentional’ or an ‘Incidental’ approach to integrating faith and learning in the Christian classroom is still a topic of discussion and debate among teachers. Therefore, in this article, the author proposes that both ‘Incidental’ and ‘Intentional’ IFL approaches are complementary and indispensable if a balanced and realistic engagement with Christian education is to be experienced by the students. The application of this thesis in the elementary school setting is then discussed and practical suggestions for its implementation outlined and explored.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://www.ijfi.org/

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