Promoting pedagogy, learning and educational leadership from an integrally Christian perspective.

The Kuyers Institute promotes Christian reflection on every aspect of education, from pre-kindergarten to the college level. We conduct and publish research, develop new approaches and resources, and provide training for educators in many countries and educational settings.

Kuyers/INCHE Conference 2019

Learn about and register for our upcoming conference, "Shaping Christian Learning," October 3-5.

Study opportunities

Learn how you can study education at the graduate level at Calvin University.

New Website

A new website, On Christian Teaching, features articles, lectures, and more resources from Kuyers director David I. Smith. Find it and other Kuyers news here.

International Journal of Christianity & Education aims to be the first point of reference for academic discussions of the relationship between Christianity and educational theory and practice in formal and informal settings.
Learn more

The Kuyers Institute and the Colossian Forum have teamed up to provide a wide range of teaching and learning activities. FASTly shows how to teach faith and science together in a way that is hopeful instead of fearful. Visit



Featured book

On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom

by David I. Smith

Is there a way to go beyond Christian perspectives on the subject matter and think about the teaching itself as Christian?

Christian teachers have long been thinking about what content to teach, but little scholarship has been devoted to how faith forms the actual process of teaching. Smith's scholarly exploration of education combines both theory and practice. With clever and sometimes funny examples, he shows how teachers of every subject and age group can be attentive to how their students are experiencing and interpreting learning. From desk arrangement to discussion questions, there are myriad opportunities to design classes that are deeply rooted in Christian faith practices. On Christian Teaching provides fresh insight into Christian education that expresses faith and community.