Application of the differentiation of instruction academic model to faith-based environmental education
As a person of faith, caring for creation is a cornerstone of my Lutheran theology, and as an educator I witnessed Differentiated Instruction working in my classroom. I wondered how DI could work in congregations to shift behavioral changes towards better care for the environment. The forested lot of my childhood home and cabin instilled in me that nature was a gift of which we are stewards. Curriculum work related to my science teaching career and coursework at Hamline gave me a firm grasp of environmental issues and stewardship. Review of works by ministry and education professionals, conduction of a congregational survey, and analysis of existing curricula were methods used in this study to develop a toolbox of educational aids that allows one to best match curricula to the multitude of needs of people within congregations.
Ferris, Heidi Smith, "Application of the differentiation of instruction academic model to faith-based environmental education" (2007). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 1013.
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