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.

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New Faith in Teaching Podcast episode

Derek Schuurman (Calvin University) discusses the role of faith in engineering, the ways technology impacts society, and his new book, A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers (IVP Academic). Find more Faith in Teaching episodes here.

Kuyers Institute projects

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.
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The Kuyers Institute and Cardus Education came together to design a project designed to generate a fresh approach to assessing the impact of Christian education. Christian schools aim to help students to grow in faith. The Practicing Faith Survey offers reliable tools and valid data that show how students’ daily learning practices relate to their faith formation. Visit practicing.faith

Featured book

Digital Life Together: The Challenge of Technology for Christian Schools

by David I. Smith, Kara Sevensma, Marjorie Terpstra, Steven C. McMullen

How digital technologies are impacting Christian education, and how to respond.

Digital technologies loom large in the experience of today’s students. However, parents, teachers, and school leaders have only started to take stock of the ramifications for teaching, learning, and faith. Digital Life Together walks educators, leaders, and parents through some of the big ideas that are hidden in our technology habits. Moving beyond general arguments for and against digital devices, the book draws from extensive interviews, surveys, classroom observations, and school records to examine the real impact of technology on Christian learning. 

Based on a three-year, in-depth study of Christian schools, authors David Smith, Kara Sevensma, Marjorie Terpstra, and Steven McMullen offer resources to inform conversations in school communities about the role of digital technologies in students’ formation. With a wealth of new research findings, short, readable chapters, and accompanying discussion questions, Digital Life Together sets the stage for individual reflection, book club discussions, professional development conversations, or strategic reflection by school leaders.

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