About this course

The work of teaching and learning is at the heart of higher education. If we want higher education to be Christian, we must consider not only what we teach but how we teach. We teach in many contexts and disciplines and bring different personal gifts; the Bible does not override all of this with a rigid recipe, yet it does ask us to examine the values and commitments implicit in our pedagogical choices. Christian higher education is rooted in faith not only through our character, our course content, or our devotional activities, but through how we teach and learn. This course focuses specifically on what Christian faith might imply for how we teach across the range of disciplines.

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Course Length
8-10 hours
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Online, Asynchronous
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Video, Text, Reflection & Application Exercises
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Dr. David I. Smith
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Course Cost
$100 (financial aid is available if cost is a barrier)

In this module, you will interact with a range of biblical texts and reflect on the approaches to learning that they imply and invite. You will explore writing on teaching and learning by a range of scholars that connects faith to the design of the learning process. You will also consider how Christian scholars in multiple disciplines are making connections between faith and pedagogy, and you will have an opportunity to develop a response applicable to your own teaching.