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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Discipling scholars and teaching teachers - towards a Biblically-based understanding of faculty development : research article

Volume 69, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


Faculty development is often a life-long process which does not bear fruit in one tenure-track term. Christian colleges and universities need to recognise that more factors contribute to faculty development than only those added to faculty development programmes on university campuses. Challenging university lecturers and academic teachers to change, even to cumulative change over the span of a lifetime, is what faculty development is all about. In order to achieve this goal we need, however, to develop an atmosphere and an ethos on campus that is conducive to such growth and change. Such an ethos should be rooted in an integral Biblical view of the world, but primarily in a world view that sees both professors, lecturers and students as gifted and unique beings called to be followers of Christ - also in an academic environment

Die vorming en ontwikkeling van akademiese personeel is 'n lewenslange proses en is nie slegs beperk tot die proeftydperk of eerste beroepsjare van dosente nie. Christelike instellings moet ook bewus wees van die feit dat daar veel meer faktore is wat 'n invloed uitoefen op die ontwikkeling van akademiese personeel as slegs daardie programme wat spesifiek gerig is op dosente-ontwikkeling. Universiteite en kolleges werk dus mee aan die ekologie van dosentevorming dwarsdeur die beroepsloopbaan van dosente. In personeelontwikkelingsprogramme behoort dosente voor die uitdaging van 'n leeftydlange kumulatiewe verandering geplaas te word. Die atmosfeer en etos op 'n kampus dra dan ook grotendeels by tot dergelike ontwikkeling en verandering. So 'n etos moet gewortel wees in 'n integraal Bybelse wêreldbeskouing wat sowel studente en dosente sien as unieke en begaafde geroepenes wat God moet dien - ook in 'n akademiese omgewing.

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