Learning and Teaching at Gilson College

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‘Defining and Developing Spirituality in Christian Schools’ – Mark Treadwell

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At ACEL last week I listened to Mark Treadwell speak about conceptual learning. Today I received in my email inbox, eCSM, from Circle which included a link to Mark’s article that I’ve linked here. It is worth reading carefully and pondering on. What does developing a comprehensive program for embedding Christian values in learning and teaching mean for the development of our students’ character and their relationships with each other and our God.

http://www.circle.org.au/view/mark_treadwells_articles/sept_2012_20120919111457/

Mark Treadwell writes:

‘…Schools that embed Christian values into their culture and promotion subsequently attract a clientele that desires such values. This provides the school with a warranty to espouse those values with clarity and purpose. The elements that contribute to the formation of a student’s character and principles should be developed in a planned and strategic manner and done so explicitly and with no apology. This requires a good understanding of how virtues can be developed, encouraged and outworked in a student’s life to a point where they become dispositions that are applied with passion…

Read on…

Author: Sandra England

Learning & Teaching Coordinator F-12 at Gilson College, an Adventist Schools Victoria school. Twitter: @GCLandT or @sandy_e

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