My Philosophy of Christian Education
Philosophy of Christian Education Final Term paper.
After reading and responding in writing to the work of Freire, Shors subsequent commentary on Freire, Parker Palmer, hooks, and the contributors to Educating for Redemptive Community, and discussion of these books, learners will write their personal philosophy of Christian education. The final paper must be a concise six-page paper articulating your philosophy of Christian education as of this moment, recognizing it will likely grow and further develop with time and experience. This is a theoretical and philosophical document write this using appropriate rationale from the reading to support your claims and cite your sources. Based on your philosophical perspectives and in dialogue with key voices in the field, what are your commitments and learnings with regard to education and its relationship with faith?
Required Texts that was previously used throughout the semester:
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (New York: Continuum, 2007)
Ira Shor, Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1992)
Parker J. Palmer, To Know As We Are Known: A Spirituality of Education (San
Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1983)
Denise Janssen, ed. Educating for Redemptive Community: Essays in Honor of Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015)
bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (New York: Routledge, 1994)
Important statements about grading.
Paper is to be FORMATED in Turabian Chicago Style format with proper footnotes and bibliography formatted according to Turabian Chicago Style format.
Papers must be 12-point Times (Times New Roman) font and double spaced with 1 margins for the entire paper.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Cite your sources carefully with the page number!
All papers, need to be sensitive to and inclusive of issues of language in relation to gender, race, ethnicity, age, and so forth. Inclusive language for humanity is required. Inclusive language for God is requested.