How does the Queen of Sheba relate to Adventist schools today? J. Wesley Taylor V tells you in his editorial titled Becoming the Head: Priorities in Adventist Education. Additional articles in Volume 79, Issue 1 of the Journal of Adventist Education include:
Education for What? Thoughts on the Purpose and Identity of Adventist Education by George Knight
Ellen White emphasized the importance of focused Christian education for bringing change to our world, as revolutionary leaders have throughout history. The focus that brings change requires adherence to clear educational goals. Knight provides an overview of the general, spiritual, and apocalyptic goals of Adventist education.
Schools of the Bible: Contours of the Divine Plan for Education by J. Wesley Taylor V
Taylor examines each of the ten schools described in the Bible, looking at the educational purpose, setting, teacher and student characteristics, curriculum, methods, learning activities, and outcomes in each. Finally, Taylor identifies the “shared themes and patterns in these examples, which may then serve as a framework for practice as we endeavor to carry out Christian education in contemporary settings.”
Scriptural Foundations for Academics Disciplines: A Biblical Theme Approach by Michael Cafferky
Explore “twelve grand biblical themes that provide relevant scriptural foundations for curriculum in Seventh-day Adventist education.” The article explains how particular biblical themes were selected, explains each theme, and provides examples of how these themes may be applied in the teaching/learning process.
A Biblical Foundation Course Design Model That Works: Teaching Millenials in Higher Education by Cynthia Gettys and Elaine Plemons
This article provides a rationale for building a biblical foundation for all tertiary education courses. The authors provide seven steps for developing courses that contain a biblical worldview, including detailed instructions and figures showing examples of this model of faith integration in several courses from different disciplines.
Perspectives: Teaching Biology in the Light of Creation by George Javor
Javor shares nine facts supporting creationism which can be used by teachers for “creation-friendly lessons.” He then describes his journey “toward a reformulation of creationism in response to the thought-provoking comments on the topic” by Ellen Whitte and proposes a new term, superintended creationism, which “confesses an absolute requirement for the created world of God’s sustaining power.”
Best Practices at Work: Flexible and Alternative Seating in Classrooms by Yanina Jimenez
Recent research suggests that the amount of time children spend sitting in school is detrimental to their health. Jimenez explains why flexible seating is important, what it looks like in the classroom, and ways to prepare for and implement this in elementary classrooms.
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