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Groome, Thomas H., 1980, Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Learning Theories of Chris Argyris and Donald Schön

Palmer, Parker J.,1983. To Know as We are Known: A Spirituality of Education.

Astley, Jeff and Francis, Leslie J. (eds).1992. Christian Perspectives on Faith Development

Botton K, King,C & Venugopal, J. (1997). Educating for spirituality. Christian Education Journal, Spring, 33-48 and Gorman, J. 1990. Christian formation. Christian Education Journal, 10, 2 (Winter), 65-73

Laurie Beth Jones,( 2005). The Four Elements of Success

Blanchard, Ken & Hodges, Phil. (2003). The Servant Leader: Transforming your heart, head, hands & habits. Nashville TN: J. Countryman

Brock, Timothy W. The Role of the Congregation on Christian Education as Christian Spiritual Formation, Review and Expositor, 98. Summer 2001, 369-393

Shinohara, Akira. (2002) .Spiritual Formation and Mentoring: An Approach from the Christian Tradition of Spiritual Direction. Christian Education Journal. 6NS: 105-118

Cullinan, Alice R. (2001). The Role of Schooling in Christian Education as Spiritual Formation. Review and Expositor, 98: 395-410

Galindo, Israel. (2001).Methods of Christian Education toward Christian Spiritual Formation. Review and Expositor. 98 (Summer): 411-429

Fortosis, Stephen. (2001). Theological Foundations for a Stage Model of Spiritual Formation. Religious Education. Vol. 96. No.1.(Winter): 49-63

Matthaei, S. H. (2004). "Rethinking Faith Formation." Religious Education 99(No.1. winter): 56-71.

Johnson, Susanne. (2001). Christian Spiritual Formation in An Age of “Whatever” Review and Expositor, vol.98 no.3 Summer: 302-332  

Johnson, Susanne. (1989) Christian Spiritual Formation in the Church and Classroom, Nashville: Abingdon Press

Barns, Ian (2002), Becoming Theologically Reflective Practitioners in Professional Life, Journal of Christian Education, Vol.45, No. 2, September : 7-20

Wright, N.T. "God, 9/11, the Tsunami, and the New Problem of Evil." Response, Summer 2005.

Benson L. Benson and Carolyn H. Eklin, Effective Christian Education Study: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, A Summary Report on Faith, Loyalty, and Congregational Life, Search Institute, Minneapolis; March 1999  

Cooling, Margaret., 2005, Creating a Learning Church: Improving Teaching and Learning in the local church (Oxford: The Bible reading Fellowship)

Rutter, Mark V., A Holistic Approach to Learning: The Key to Change, Christian Education Journal, Spring 1990, Vol X. No3. p63-7

Palmer, Parker, 1999 The Violence of Our Knowledge: Toward a Spirituality of Higher Education

Spiro, Jack, Formative Process in Jewish Tradition, Religious Education, vol 82, no:1, Fall 1987 p. 547-554

Warren, Michael 1987, Religious Formation in the Context of Social Formation, Religious Education, vol: 82 no:4, Fall, p. 515-528

Brookfield, Stephen D. (1987) Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers











































































Online Resources

The Theory into Practice Database (50 learning theories)

    Pedagogics (Joseph Jacobs & Louis Grossman, JewishEncylopedia.com)

    Five Es of an excellent teacher (Clinical Teacher, June 2009)

    Team Based Learning (Larry Michaelsen) watch his videos

    Team Based Learning Collaborative (online resources for TBL)

    Three Keys in Using Group Learning Effectively (TBL Collaborative website)

    Team Learning: Putting sTEAM into group learning (TBL Collaborative website)

    Cities, Youth and Technology: Toward a Pedagogy of Autonomy (Robert McClintock, Columbia University, 2000)


My notebook on spiritual formation for other resources


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