The study of classical Christian pedagogy should begin with the Gospels. Jesus is a Master Teacher, whose disciples adopted his teachings and faithfully transmitted them to an ever increasing group of students. As a result, Jesus presents a great model for us as teachers.
In this workshop, we will examine Jesus’ teaching methods, in particular his practice of discipleship, his use of stories and parables, and his skillful deployment of questions. Our study will be both philosophical and practical, for we will consider his approach to teaching and look for specific ways that we can apply his methods to our own classrooms.
Dr. Philip Dow (PhD, Cambridge) has been involved in Christian education for 15 years in both classical and nonclassical schools. He is currently the Superintendent at Rosslyn Academy, a Pre-K–12, international Christian school in Nairobi, Kenya, of 650 students from over 50 di erent nationalities. Phil is also the author of Virtuous Minds: Intellectual Character Development for Students, Teachers and Parents (IVP Academic, 2013).