Summary Book Review Faith-Based Education That Constructs by HeeKap Lee:
Download or read book Faith-Based Education That Constructs written by HeeKap Lee and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2010-08-09 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Constructivism is everywhere. It is a hot issue at this time in the field of philosophy, education, technology, and religion. However, can constructivism be an alternative approach in faith-based education? While some conclude that Jesus knew learning was an active knowledge-creating process, and that he always encouraged his disciples to think deeply and go beyond the surface level, others would find that constructivism undercuts faith-based education because of its claims to relativity. For example, constructivists claim that meaning is imposed on the world by us rather than existing in the world independently from us. Thus, they proclaim that truth is relative to particular times, places, and people. Christians hold that truth does exist absolutely. So how can there be a way forward for faith-based educators who see the good in the constructivist approach? In Faith-Based Education that Constructs readers will find a unique approach whereby constructivism may appropriately be applied to a faith-based education setting. Although disagreement can occur between constructivism and faith-based education, this book concludes that constructivist thought and Christian faith-based education are, in the end, congruent and harmonious in significant ways. Those faith-based educators who continue to hold cautionary views of radical constructivist assertions against absolute truths need not disregard all other aspects of constructivism.
Summary Book Review Integrating Faith and Special Education by Ben Nworie:
Download or read book Integrating Faith and Special Education written by Ben Nworie and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-10-10 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is an inherent connection between the Christian faith and special education. For example, both focus on the worth of the individual. Both also focus on fairness and on caring for, or helping, the weak. Similarly, both aim to equip and support others. This book helps the readers perceive this integral relationship that exists between the Christian faith and the special education discipline. This book utilizes the chapters that stem from real life professional experiences and scholarship of the contributors to model and encourage special education practice from a Christian faith angle. It is our view that special education practiced from this faith perspective will transform what is currently accepted as best practice, into a new system of special education experience that is wholesome, biblically-based, and characteristic of Shalom as wholeness (not just peace). Shalom in this sense has strong relevance in both the Christian faith and special education. The first three chapters highlight the connection between special education and Christian theology, and draw attention to the pivotal role worldview plays in being an effective special educator. The bulk of the body of the text looks at different aspects of instructional effectiveness in special education from a Christian faith perspective.
Summary Book Review Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning by Mary Shepard Wong:
Download or read book Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning written by Mary Shepard Wong and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-11-06 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideological and educational-political aspects of the link between language and faith—especially between Global English and Christianity—is a topic of growing interest in the field of English language teaching. This book explores the possible role and impact of teachers' and students' faith in the English language classroom. Bringing together studies representing a diversity of experiences and perspectives on the philosophies, purposes, practices, and theories of the interrelationship of Christianity and language learning and teaching, it is on the front line in providing empirical data that offers firm insights into the actual role that faith plays in various aspects of the language learning/teaching experience. By adding a data-based dimension, the volume contributes to the cultivation of valid research methods and innovative ways to analyze and interpret studies of the intersection of Christian faith and the practice of teaching and learning language. .
Summary Book Review Virtual Theology, Faith and Adult Education by Ros Stuart-Buttle:
Download or read book Virtual Theology, Faith and Adult Education written by Ros Stuart-Buttle and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-29 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Online learning is a key feature of the contemporary educational landscape and has entered mainstream policy, provision and practice. But if online education is to reach mature development and evaluation, it must be open to critical appraisal. This book considers the implementation of online learning within adult theological education. This can be an area of challenge or contention, especially when established academic practices and cherished values are seen as threatened when handed over to online delivery. This opens questions about theology, pedagogy and online education. Does online teaching and learning bring or demand a new or transformed (disruptive) pedagogy or does it result in maintenance or replication (sustaining) of traditional values and existing practices? What might the opportunities and benefits be? Who stands to gain? Who stands to lose? And what evidence is there to evaluate the quality of ‘doing theology’ online? This book examines a long-standing programme of continuing professional development delivered fully online to adult practitioners working across Christian education and ministry settings. It builds upon the author’s international experience as an online educator for over a decade. Key themes relate adult learning to theological pedagogy, authority, and online community. The concept of interruptive pedagogy is presented as an interpretative model to critically appraise an approach to online education that draws on the best theological tradition yet also looks to the future.
Summary Book Review Discovery Teaching Like Jesus by Kathy Hoppe:
Download or read book Discovery Teaching Like Jesus written by Kathy Hoppe and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-04-29 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discovery Teaching Like Jesus critiques the current assumptions, models, and delivery methods of adult religious education. Based on a constructivist theory, it examines the unique ways in which Jesus proclaimed his message to followers and then applies that to current teaching practices in religious settings. It focuses on adult learning theory (andragogy) and transformative learning while applying the discovery teaching methods in adult spiritual formation classes and groups. The authors identify four ways that Jesus implements constructivist methods: he creates teachable moments, he employs powerful narratives, he sparks curiosity, and he makes his listeners think. Using these techniques as a framework, the authors demonstrate how to use these in adult religious education settings. In the final section, the authors offer suggestions for excellence in teaching through recruiting, training, and supporting reflective teachers. Included in this final section are ways that adult facilitators can use self-reflection and examination to enhance their teaching ability.
Author :Marisa Crawford Publisher :Aust Council for Ed Research Release Date :2006 ISBN 10 :9780864316134 Pages :518 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (613 users download)
Summary Book Review Reasons for Living by Marisa Crawford:
Download or read book Reasons for Living written by Marisa Crawford and published by Aust Council for Ed Research. This book was released on 2006 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the development and psychological function of meaning, identity and spirituality in the lives of young people. This can contribute significantly to the professional background of those engaged in the education and care of youth in various contexts.
Author :Marian de Souza Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2007-06-04 ISBN 10 :9781402052460 Pages :557 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (246 users download)
Summary Book Review International Handbook of the Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education by Marian de Souza:
Download or read book International Handbook of the Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education written by Marian de Souza and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-06-04 with total page 557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In today’s pluralistic world, many cultures feel a shift in the relationship of people with religious traditions. A corresponding movement is a resurgence of interest in human spirituality. This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline. Out of these rises a vision for the emergence of a just and peaceful world.
Summary Book Review The Pedagogy of Shalom by HeeKap Lee:
Download or read book The Pedagogy of Shalom written by HeeKap Lee and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-11-25 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the teachings of Jesus and a biblical foundation, this book presents a new framework for education and teaching, referred to as the shalom education model, that addresses four essential questions in education (why teach, what to teach, how to teach and who are teachers?). After explaining the theoretical background of shalom, the book investigates a range of contemporary educational issues including gender identity, bullying, disability, linguistic and cultural diversity, and social justice, and presents practical guidelines that can be applied to classroom teaching. The book also emphasizes the role of teachers as missional leaders who help students unlock their full potential.
Summary Book Review Introduction to Research in Education by Donald Ary:
Download or read book Introduction to Research in Education written by Donald Ary and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic in the field, INTRODUCTION TO METHODS IN EDUCATION, 10th Edition, helps students master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and shows them how to plan and conduct original research. The text's strengths include a clear writing style, comprehensive topic coverage, well-chosen and effective examples that clarify complex concepts, and strong end-of-chapter exercises that expose students to intriguing research problems. This edition builds on the text's strengths of teaching students to become more competent consumers and producers of research, with expanded coverage of qualitative methods, action research, and indigenous research; and an up-to-date feature focusing on research issues in the public realm. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review Theologising Brexit by Anthony G. Reddie:
Download or read book Theologising Brexit written by Anthony G. Reddie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-06-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the theological challenge presented by the new post-Brexit epoch. The referendum vote for Britain to leave the European Union has led to a seismic shift in the ways in which parts of the British population view and judge their compatriots. The subsequent rise in the reported number of racially motivated incidents and the climate of vilification and negativity directed at anyone not viewed as ‘authentically’ British should be a matter of concern for all people. The book is comprised of a series of essays that address varying aspects of what it means to be British and the ways in which churches in Britain and the Christian faith could and should respond to a rising tide of White English nationalism. It is a provocative challenge to the all too often tolerated xenophobia, as well as the paucity of response from many church leaders in the UK. This critique is offered via the means of a prophetic, postcolonial model of Black theology that challenges the incipient sense of White entitlement and parochial ‘nativism’ that pervaded much of the referendum debate. The essays in this book challenge the church and wider society to ensure justice and equity for all, not just a privileged sense of entitlement for some. It will be of keen interest to any scholar of Black, political and liberation theology as well as those involved in cultural studies from a postcolonial perspective.
Summary Book Review Introducing Christian Education by Michael J. Anthony:
Download or read book Introducing Christian Education written by Michael J. Anthony and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2001-09-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn how to successfully integrate biblical studies and theology with education, sociology, and psychology in this introductory textbook on Christian education.
Summary Book Review Christian Faith, Formation and Education by Ros Stuart-Buttle:
Download or read book Christian Faith, Formation and Education written by Ros Stuart-Buttle and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-13 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical. Issues are considered within a context of contemporary tensions generated by an increasingly pluralist society with antipathy to religious faith, and debated from interdenominational Christian perspectives. Including chapters by an international team of experts, the volume demonstrates how Christian faith holds significance for educational practice and human development. It argues against the common assumption that there can be a neutral approach to education, whilst at the same time advocating a critical dimension to faith education. It brings fresh thinking about faith and formation, which demands attention given the fast-changing political, educational and socio-cultural forces of today. It will appeal to students and researchers involved in Christian educational practice.
Summary Book Review Early Christian Families in Context by Professor Carolyn Osiek:
Download or read book Early Christian Families in Context written by Professor Carolyn Osiek and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much has been written about the Roman family unit, but relatively little about the early Christian period, comparing Roman, Jewish and Christian concepts of the family.
Summary Book Review Coping with Disease by Annette V. Lee:
Download or read book Coping with Disease written by Annette V. Lee and published by Nova Publishers. This book was released on 2005 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If there is a single challenge a person faces in every stage of life from birth to death, it is the necessity of coping with life's exigencies. These often include health problems, social stress, and perceived difficulties. The ability to deal with these issues defines an individual to a large extent and can accelerate or brake one's development in the multitude of mental and physical pathways intrinsic to life. Coping behaviours include talking out a problem, crying, laughing, relaxation, ignoring the problem, praying, looking for the positive aspects of a situation, assuming everything is terrible, taking medication, hoping a problem will go away, attacking the problem with willpower, cognitive therapy etc. This new book examines new research which will shed light on coping behaviours in a vast array of disease situations.
Summary Book Review Religion and Social Problems by Titus Hjelm:
Download or read book Religion and Social Problems written by Titus Hjelm and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-01-21 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social problems. Contributors chart the relation between religion and social problems, exploring such case studies as the impact of religion on drugs and alcohol use among Muslims, the rising importance that religion is given in social policy, the role of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in tackling social problems in post-communist East Europe, and the contested role of religion in the national and international politics of contemporary Japan. Religion and Social Problems is a broad and path-breaking contribution to the fields of sociology of religion, sociology of social problems, and religious studies.
Summary Book Review International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-Based Schools by Judith D. Chapman:
Download or read book International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith-Based Schools written by Judith D. Chapman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 722 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Handbook on Learning, Teaching and Leading in Faith Based Schools is international in scope. It is addressed to policy makers, academics, education professionals and members of the wider community. The book is divided into three sections. (1) The Educational, Historical, Social and Cultural Context, which aims to: Identify the educational, historical, social and cultural bases and contexts for the development of learning, teaching and leadership in faith-based schools across a range of international settings; Consider the current trends, issues and controversies facing the provision and nature of education in faith-based schools; Examine the challenges faced by faith-based schools and their role and responses to current debates concerning science and religion in society and its institutions. (2) The Nature, Aims and Values of Education in Faith-based Schools, which aims to: Identify and explore the distinctive philosophies, characteristics and guiding principles, values, concepts and concerns underpinning learning, teaching and leadership in faith-based schools; Identify and explore ways in which such distinctive philosophies of education challenge and expand different norms and conventions in their surrounding societies and cultures; Examine and explore some of the ways in which different conceptions within and among different religious and faith traditions guide practices in learning, teaching and leadership in various ways. (3) Current Practice and Future Possibilities, which aims to: Provide evidence of current educational practices that might help to inform and shape innovative and successful policies, initiatives and strategies for the development of quality learning, teaching and leadership in faith-based schools; Examine the ways in which the professional learning of teachers and educational leaders in faith- based settings might be articulated and developed; Consider the ways in which coherence and alignment might be achieved between key national priorities in education and the identity, beliefs, and the commitments of faith-based schools; Examine what international experience shows about the place of faith-based schools in culturally rich and diverse communities and the implications of faith-based schooling for societies of the future.
Summary Book Review Flourishing Together by Lynn E. Swaner:
Download or read book Flourishing Together written by Lynn E. Swaner and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-16 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do students, educators, and schools flourish together—especially in an era of increasing pressure from standardized testing, growing challenges to student mental health and well-being, and frequent educator burnout? Many schools strive toward academic achievement as their primary marker of success, but this well-meaning approach can lead to a reductionist view in which students are too often seen as statistics rather than whole human beings. Teachers, school leaders, parents, and of course students know that flourishing is a much broader and more holistic aim for education. But what is to be done? The goal of this book is to call Christian educators back to a better vision of flourishing within a robust theological framework, with the practical guidance necessary for implementation. To accomplish this, Lynn Swaner and Andy Wolfe take readers through an exploration of five essential domains identified through extensive empirical research—purpose, relationships, learning, resources, and well-being. An ideal resource for professional development and strategic planning, Flourishing Together persistently adheres to the principle that “anything that is worth building cannot be built alone.” Thus, the vision for flourishing here is one in which the school community is understood as an interconnected ecosystem, in which “each one’s flourishing is dependent on their flourishing together.” Accordingly, teachers and administrators will be inspired and equipped to reshape their schools as places where they—alongside their students—can flourish together in a community of abundant life.