MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 28

The Practice of Christian Pedagogy

In recent years, Christian educators have rediscovered ancient ideas about how the head and heart interact.There is a relationship between the cultivation of affections, dispositions, and virtues, and the acquisition of knowledge. What we believe is inextricably linked to what we love and what we worship. What we love, in turn, is encouraged by practices: by the ways our bodies and imaginations engage the world of the senses. Christian educators are coming to question the idea that teaching is merely the transmission of ideas and are giving more attention to the formative power of classroom practices and the culture of schools. 56 minutes.

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    David I. Smith, director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College, describes how he came to realize that the shape and texture of pedagogy was as important as the content of knowledge presented in the classroom.