Christianity has been of the greatest importance to the USA since the time when the first settlers stepped on the Plymouth Rock. Allowing the state to dictate the standards and procedures of Christian education jeopardizes the ability of parents and church members to exercise their educational prerogative, to perform their responsibility to God for the education of their children.
A clear educational philosophy seeks to identify and elucidate broader, often implicit, principles and themes that are not necessarily exemplified in a school’s textbooks or syllabus, but are consistent with the beliefs and values that define and focus the vision and mission.
Hansen’s talk urged teachers and teacher educators to cultivate and bear witness to the ethical core of teacher-professionalism, whilst other events I attended re-imagined time, how to live in an equilibrium between past and future, the possibility of engendering epiphanies, the desirability of dwelling a little longer in the metaphorical darkness and the more obviously practical questions of which educational goods should be prioritised by policy makers and whether the community of inquiry was an effective method for morally educating children.
This is not only to be avoided with the subjects chosen for study, which should not be presented as isolated bits of information forever fixed in time; it is even more the case with our students, who are not to be identified as personality types or classified according to I.Q. without keeping in mind that they are living, changing individuals who encounter the subject-matter in highly idiosyncratic ways.
The logic of this sequencing is for students to learn the new language concepts better by differentiating its invalid uses (most likely to be committed during the first test phase) from correct usage (likely to be accomplished after the teacher presented the language concept during the teach phase).