All activities have been developed out of classroom practice and help teachers and school leaders in ways that inform discipleship and genuine Christian education. Core themes resonating through the two approaches include an understanding of different worldviews, as education is always a fight for the hearts and minds of the next generation; the character of the teacher; the quality of the student, teacher relationship and the development of a holistic vision for life.
- It will help Christian teachers define what it means to be a genuinely Christian practitioner in the community of a Christian school;
- It will deepen the insight of Christian teachers at the academic level as well as at a practical and spiritual level.
Christian teachers in their own national settings, who:
- Have had some formal training;
- Have had some teaching experience;
- Are in a setting that gives them freedom to shape a collegiate and Christian approach to their teaching.
Content of the course
The course consists of twelve sessions. In consultation with you, the course can be shortened or extended. The teaching scheme below implies a two-day course, each day comprising of 6 x 1 hour sessions.
Materials have been developed by experienced teachers and consultants in England and the Netherlands. The English input was delivered by Phill Moon (Bradford Christian School) and a leader in the Christian Schools Trust. The Dutch contribution was given by Henk Vermeulen (Driestar Christian University).
Contextualization to your national setting
To make sure that the participants of the course will be able to get connected to the content, you may want to adjust some of the topics to your cultural, national setting. We are more than willing to co-create the content desired.
The authors have been encouraged by the results of sharing these workshops in diverse cultural settings from the UK to Nepal and from the Netherlands to America.
Classroom and/or online training
The training can be delivered at your school or institute or at Driestar Christian University (Gouda, the Netherlands) by means of classroom training and by online training (or blended learning).