[asa] Technical courses from a Christian perspective: Fri. Feb. 23, 3:30

From: Loren Haarsma <lhaarsma@calvin.edu>
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 08:56:34 EST

For the Grand Rapids, Michigan area:

Seminar at Calvin College on
       Friday, Feb. 23, 3:30 PM in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall.

Title: Teaching "Technical Courses" from a Christian Perspective:
              A Reformed Approach to Pedagogy

Speaker: Charles Adams, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Professor of
    Engineering, Dordt College; Association of Reformed Institutions
    of Higher Education (ARIHE) Lecturer, 2006-2008.

  Christian education in the Reformed tradition claims to bring a
distinctive worldview to bear on every subject in the curriculum. Yet
Christian teachers struggle to "teach Christianly" in areas such as the
natural sciences, mathematics, and technology. How does a Christian
teacher avoid the near hypocritical practice of simply "sprinkling" prayer
or a few Bible verses onto an otherwise secularist curriculum or lesson
plan in order to call it "Christian?" This lecture will suggest how
teaching (mathematics, natural science, or any subject that might be
called "technical") from a Christian perspective ought to and can be
distinguished from the kind of teaching that occurs in a secular

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