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EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF JESUS Well, this is one of my favorite part of the history of the education. The following discussion will consider Jesus as a teacher, one of the three greatest educators, the other two being Socrates and Gautama. The aim of Jesus’ teaching may be summed up in his words: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these shall be unto you.” The type of education based on the teachings of Jesus must be of necessity of
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  EDUCATIONAL ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF JESUS Well, this is one of my favorite part of the history of the education. The following discussion will consider Jesus as a teacher, one of the three greatest educators, the other two being Socrates and Gautama. The aim of Jesus’ teaching may be summed up in his words:   “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these shall be unto you.”  The type of education based on the teachings of Jesus must be of necessity of universal and democratic. He removed all distinctions of class and caste which paved the way for universal and common education for every man, woman, and child. The educational content of the teachings of Jesus give emphasis to the development of individual and social behavior. He dealt with fundamental universal truths; he practiced what he taught; and his life was his curriculum. Jesus considered the teacher as an instrument of education who expected no pay. It is along the field of method that Jesus deserves much more pedagogical consideration. His methods were: 1. The conversational method. Usually informal and intimate, this method was direct, natural and familiar. 2. The gnomic method. Jesus never delivered the analytical addresses common now a days. 3. The parable. Parable is asking of comparison or an analogy. On the surface the parable is a  plain and simple description of life directed to the imagination and, as a result, understood by literate only and illiterate alike; although a deeper spiritual significance could only be understood  by minds not blinded by prejudice and religious formalism. Jesus introduced methods we still use today; for example, he a. adjusted lessons to the experiences of the students;  b. used concrete everyday incidents for his examples; c. used the simplest language to teach the most profound truths; d. recognized what Dewey later popularized  –   learned to do by doing; e. encouraged students to question; f. appealed to the imagination; g. stimulated thinking by power of suggestion; and  h. recognized individual differences and adjusted his teaching methods to the needs and capacities of the learners. Jesus may have been taught at home by his mother and at a synagogue school where he took every opportunity to listen to rabbis. Unlike Socrates, Jesus appeal was to the heart, the conscience, the will, and to the spiritual center of man. He wanted to quicken man’s ethical sensibilities. Jesus, Teacher of Teachers Jesus, Teacher of Teachers The reflections put forward by Father Eli Chavez, International Spiritual Advisor for AIC, have a very clear objective: to deepen AIC’s commitment regarding education, with a view to the training provided to both the poor and the volunteers. In the first booklet we saw how God educates His people; now in this second booklet, we are going to follow Jesus, our Teacher of Teachers.2 Jesus, Teacher of Teachers INTRODUCTION: Education: AIC’s Propositions and Commitment   The theme of the 2011 Assembly in Madrid, “Education as a means of fighting against poverty ”, invited delegates to look beyond the usual definition of education with which we are familiar. Very often, when we talk about education, people think first of all about schools, lessons, teachers and school systems.  They see education as the acquisition and accumulation of practical and theoretical knowledge designed principally for carrying out a profession. In reality, education is a much wider process which continues throughout the whole of life, within the family, in society in general, in associations and social movements, in politics, at work, in churches, in educational establishments and through social participation and means of social communication…  The Vatican Council II, in the declaration GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS on Christian education of 28th October 1965 tells us: “The family, which has the primary duty of imparting education needs help of the whole community. In addition, therefore, to the rights of parents and others to whom the parents entrust a share in the work of education, certain rights and duties belong indeed to civil society, whose role is to direct what is required for the common temporal good...”  AIC 2011-2013 Education, A Pathway to Build Together3 Jesus, Teacher of Teachers “Finally, in a special way, the duty of educating belongs to the Church, not merely because she must be recognised as a human society capable of educating, but especially because she has the responsibility of announcing the way of salvation to all men, of communicating the life of Christ to those who  believe, and, in her unfailing solicitude, of assisting men to be able to come to the fullness of this life. The Church is bound as a mother to give to these children of hers an education by which their whole life can be imbued with the spirit of Christ and at the same time do all she can to promote for all peoples the complete perfection of the human person, the good of earthly society and the building of a world that is more human”.  Question for reflection: ¾ What is the mission and the responsibility of Christians nowadays in the field of education? 4 Jesus, Teacher of Teachers GOD EDUCATES HIS PEOPLE II: JESUS, TEACHER OF TEACHERS Opening: Psalm 111 A look at reality: EDUCATION TO DO WHAT? The purposes of education and life are linked. Education is linked to all aspects of life, it can help someone to accomplish their endeavours and realise their dreams: ●  Being more human, cultivating your own capacities, being aware, having a critical mind, acting, developing your feelings and your abilities to be fulfilled in social relationships, overcoming your personal difficulties, having a career, being an active member of society, working with others, creating and respecting culture,
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