Using chapters 2-3 of the Graham (2009) textbook Teaching Redemptively, write a 100-word paragraph relating the key elements of a biblical
PRE-WRITING PEER REVIEW
Pre-Writing Submission: There are 2 pre-writing submissions in this course. (See below for the
topics.) They are to be 300 words each and are portions of two papers: (1) the Biblical
Worldview Paper and (2) the Educational Philosophy Paper. Each submission will be peer-
reviewed in discussion forums.
Peer Reviews: You will reply to 2 classmate’s posts with a 100-word response for each. Replies
are to be in the form of a meaningful peer review. Comment on strengths of the content and the
mechanical structure of the paragraph. Be specific. Also, make constructive suggestions. If a
point is unclear, kindly point out how it might be made clearer. If the paragraph goes off topic,
state how it does so. Research indicates that participating in peer reviews helps both the writer
and the reviewer improve, so please receive the peer reviews with a teachable spirit.
Pre-writing threads are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module/week, and
replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the following module/week.
PRE-WRITING 1: Biblical Worldview (Modules 2-3)
Before beginning the pre-writing, download the “Biblical Worldview Paper Instructions”
document from the Assignments page in Blackboard. Read the rationale for the full paper
assignment. For the pre-writing, write three 100-word paragraphs (300 words total).
Paragraph 1: Using chapters 2-3 of the Graham (2009) textbook Teaching
Redemptively, write a 100-word paragraph relating the key elements of a biblical worldview. For
this paragraph, focus strictly on discussing the core tenets of a biblical worldview. Avoid
references to education in this paragraph. Although you may or may not embrace the ideas you
are writing about, present them objectively as you would in a report about what others believe.
The intent of this paragraph is not for it to be a personal position paper or a critique of ideas.
Later in the term, you will have an opportunity to write your own personal philosophy paper, but
this assignment is not it. Therefore, avoid first-person pronouns.
Paragraph 2: For this 100-word paragraph, use at least one reference of your choice.
You may use the Graham textbook, a source from the Blackboard “Biblical Worldview Paper
Instructions,” or another source of your choosing. The first paragraph was a report on the main
tenets of a biblical worldview. This second paragraph will be an objective statement on the topic
of Christian philosophy of education. In this paragraph, convey a basic understanding of key
elements of an educational philosophy that is based distinctively on a perspective drawn from
Judeo-Christian scriptures. Address issues of meaning, purpose, and values. Do not discuss the
practical application to the instructional process; that will come in the third paragraph. A
common error is for writers to neglect the discussion of a Christian philosophy of education by
focusing too much on the implications for educational practice, which will be addressed in the
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