As an educator, what would you do with a blank check? Would you ask for a new building? For more students? For needed faculty? For a large endowment? What would you request?
Nothing can be more important in a free society than the clear statement of goals for education.”1 So wrote Millicent McIntosh in the first sentence of her booklet Education for What?
Does God have a plan for education? If so, might the educational programs He has established throughout the Bible communicate essential features of this model?
Through its grand themes, the Bible presents a foundation for learning in all disciplines.1 Biblical themes are as applicable to professional training programs as to learning in the humanities, sciences, the arts, and technical/vocational areas.
Based on conversations with a cross-section of Seventh-day Adventist students attending the denomination’s colleges and universities, the authors learned that these millennials are looking to be engaged, and they want our Adventist biblical worldview to be prevalent throughout all their courses.
Biology, the study of life and of living organisms, is one of the most exciting subjects in the sciences. Here, among other things, the student learns how cells and organisms function on the molecular, cellular, and ecological levels of organization. This knowledge is foundational for all health sciences and for nutrition.
Much about schooling has changed since the 1800s. The curricula, seating configurations, and discipline methods have changed; and so have books, technology, and many other resources. Unfortunately, one thing has not changed: the amount of time young students are required to sit in the same chair.