Three Dimensional Teaching- Cultural Divesity
Historically, education and education reform have focused on 2 dimensions—head and hands. The head dimension pertains to the teaching content and teacher credentials and is the informational aspect of teaching. The hands dimension pertain to the teaching conduct and pedagogy and is the instructional aspect of teaching. Effective teaching, however, involves a third critical dimension—the heart which is the interpersonal aspect of teaching. God’s people start with heart because His Spirit pours His love into the hearts of His educators representing the most transformative force in existence. With the head and hands dimensions children can be informed and instructed, but it is only with the heart dimension that children will be inspired and impacted. This session will equip the Christian educator with:
- Knowing the role that the heart plays in effective education
- Practices that cultivate matters of the heart in teaching
- A greater awareness of the potential impact a three-dimensional educator can have on the educational plight of all children and especially children who are academically disenfranchised, culturally diverse, and economically disadvantaged.