Whole person learning is a popular, often discussed, and well explored challenge of contemporary western pedagogy. The theme of the 2006 Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators International Conference called its members to a faith-based reflection on whole person learning with the theme of “Equipping for Alignment of Heart, Head, and Hands.” This article addresses the need for a theological context of whole person learning anchored to the concepts of tough minds, tender hearts, and hands outstretched for competent, compassionate service. The foundation of this paper is a personal theological pilgrimage that began as a college student. The Spring Arbor University Concept of learning, symbolized by a lamp, a cross, and a globe, is examined as a means to formulating such a theology. The article explores three dimensions of learning in the context of that Concept providing a narrative of how such a model is actualized through an intentional Christo-centric commitment and perspective.
Gyertson, David J.
"discipleA Lamp, The Cross, and a Waiting World: A Personal Theological Journey into Whole Person Learning,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol2/iss1/3