How We Learn: A Christian Teacher's Guide to Educational Psychology

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The collaborative team of Klaus Issler and Ronald Habermas has assembled an integration of theology and instructional theory in Teaching for Reconciliation: Foundations and Practice of Christian Educational Ministry. Now they expound on one aspect of educational theory/theology to help teachers choose the method that best reaches particular learners in a specific learning situation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579109677
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,262,682

Meet the Author

Klaus Issler is Professor of Christian Education and Theology in the Ph.D. in Educational Studies program, Talbot School of Theology, and adjunct faculty with the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University , La Mirada, California. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University .Ronald T. Habermas is McGee Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Formation at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He received a Master of Divinity from the North American Baptist Seminary, a Master of Arts in Educational Ministries from Wheaton Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University .

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures 9
Preface 11
Part 1 Perspectives about Learning
1 Why Worry about How We Learn? 15
2 What Can We Learn? 29
Application: Evaluating and Measuring Learning 42
Part 2 Process of Learning
3 Learning by Processing Information 49
Application: Facilitating Discussion among Adults 56
4 Learning by Association 63
Application: Guiding Children's Learning 74
5 Learning by Example 81
Application: Guiding Teens to the Right Models 86
Part 3 Preparation for Learning
6 Sensitivity to Student Motivation 99
Application: Learning Styles and Motivation 117
7 Human Nature: Birthday Gifts for Growth and Learning 121
Application: Students with Special Educational Needs 128
8 Developmental Changes in Our Thinking 133
Application: Children and Conversion 148
9 Mapping Our Personality Growth 153
Application: How Willing and Able Are Students? 165
Part 4 Purposes in Learning
10 The Goal: Christian Maturity 171
Application: Learning Dispositions Through Spiritual Disciplines 180
11 A Lifelong Call to Change 185
Application: Teaching with E's 191
Appendix A Teaching Methods and the Six Avenues of Learning 197
Appendix B Unity in Diversity: Body, Soul, and Gender 199
Notes 203
References 225
Index of Scripture 237
Index of Authors 241
Index of Subjects 243
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