These two new books are based in large part on Stephen’s own field research, and are thus extensively illustrated with hundreds of his own photos. E-book digital versions have also been published through Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0849YKLVN/ and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0849MPPDL/).
As part of his work at Alphacrucis College, Stephen engages with the dozens of Christian schools across the Asia-Pacific region that teach IB programs. These schools have common needs: often they have turned to IB as a mechanism for providing both better curriculum options than is sometimes available in their national jurisdictions. The parents and guardians of children in these schools also appreciate the mobility and international recognition of the IB awards, enabling students to move readily to some of the most prestigious universities and centres of learning around the world.
While solving resource and mobility problems, however, these schools are also left with the problem of connecting the IB to their core Christian Mission. Christian schools often find that there can be particular—though not insurmountable -- challenges teaching their IB programs within an authentic Christian perspective. An innovator in the area of critical thinking pedagogy, Dr Codrington is thus exploring with a number of schools the value which might lie in establishing a network through which ideas can be shared about integrating Christian perspectives into IB teaching.
As a practical and helpful response to such challenges, Alphacrucis College is offering to help Christian Schools which teach IB programs share ideas and expertise. Programs proposed will commence with a website for encouraging discussion and sharing resources, and may extend to support for cooperative meetings, workshops and conferences.
Schools that are interested in this initiative are invited to contact Dr. Codrington at [email protected].
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