Christian Philosophy of Education

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Level: IntermediateNumber of Lessons: 12Avg. Length: 15 Min.Time Required: 8 Hours MinimumCourse Code: CE201
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In this course, you will learn what it means to have a Christian philosophy of education and why having one is a necessary part of being a Christian educator. You will explore what a Christian philosophy of education looks like in practice and discover practical ways to implement a Christian philosophy of education in your school and classroom.

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  • Explain the necessity of having a Christian philosophy of education.
  • Recognize the importance of your calling as a Christian educator.
  • Explain the impact a biblical worldview should have on your role as a Christian educator and the centrality of Scripture in your role.
  • Understand why both parents and teachers are important, explain the roles they play in the lives of their students, and identify ways you can support parents.
  • Explain why nurturing your students is important and identify specific ways you can nurture them.
  • Identify practical ways to implement discipleship and mentoring.
  • Understand why implementing a biblical worldview into your curriculum is important and explain ways you can do so.
  • Be prepared to respond to attacks on Christian philosophy and discuss ways you can prepare your students to face such attacks.
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Ellen Black, EdD
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Post-doctoral work
  • Temple University in Philadelphia, EdD
  • Texas A&M, MEd
  • Eastern Mennonite University, BS
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