Five key barriers to deep learning and character formation based primarily on Jesus' parable of the four soils.
According to Jesus, what potential range of resistance to truth can prevent his follower from greater fruitful Christian living? The article proposes, from Jesus’ life and teachings, a spectrum of five barriers to “unfruitful” living that can hinder deep learning and Christian formation. In the Parable of the Four Soils, three unfruitful soils are depicted. For the two additional barriers, one comes from John 15:4-5, and the other from Jesus' own Garden of Gethsemane experience. Practical implications are drawn for teachers as learners themselves and as facilitators of learning in students. Key Words: learning barriers, worldview beliefs, inner heart formation, Christian formation, spiritual formation, awakening, parable, parable of the four soils, sin, confession
Sower (Parable); Christian education--Philosophy
Christian Education Journal
Issler, Klaus Dieter, "Five key barriers to deep learning and character formation based primarily on Jesus' parable of the four soils." (2012). Faculty Articles & Research. 186.