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Christian Education: Authentic and Sticky

Christian Education: Authentic and Sticky

 

 

Four things have become clearer to me in recent years. First, Christian schools must be distinctively different. Second, the engagement of the student in today’s era is paramount for meaningful learning to take place. Third, our goal is the flourishing of each student. Fourth, what we really are about in Christian education is the worship of God. Our essential question for this article is: What are the best ways for us to provide an educational environment that nurtures faith, promotes student flourishing, and focuses on twenty-first-century outcomes? I believe that we need to have a Christ like model in K–12 Christian education that provides a more robust way of making the educational experience connected, coherent, and creative, and to do those things in a context of competence, community, and contribution. We are at an opportune time to move in this direction, and we have some helpful models to use, but to help us approach change from a Christian perspective, let me offer some background thoughts about the words in italics above.
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