Philosophy of Christian Education

Philosophy of Christian Education

Philosophy of Christian Education
Core unit


Christian educators approach their work, consciously or unconsciously, with a biblical worldview and philosophy of education. In this unit, students consider the concept of worldview and the way it impacts every facet of education, from school mission statements to classroom discussions.

As they consider their own and alternative worldviews which are commonly seen in the educational sphere, Master of Education students will learn about:

  • The nature and formation of worldviews
  • How our worldview impinges on educational practice
  • Worldview in a biblical framework
  • How our worldview is shaped by our culture
  • Worldviews in the classroom
  • Worldview and leadership of a school
  • Transformational teaching and learning.

This unit will examine the worldview espoused in the Australian curriculum, as well as how a biblical worldview can be maintained into both religious and non-religious schools in Australia.

Unit assessor

Dr Stephen Fyson, Adjunct Lecturer

Learning outcomes

  • Identify, explain and communicate generic philosophical questions, domains and issues as they relate to being a Christian teacher leader
  • Compare and contrast different presuppositions and assumptions as they relate to education
  • Critically reflect on and describe their own philosophical assumptions as an educator, and compare these to a biblically-based philosophy
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the implications of different educational philosophies on teaching practice
  • Demonstrate their ability to construct a framework that aids in understanding different philosophical approaches to education.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your Excelsia Online student advisor on 1300 917 916 for more information based on your particular circumstances.