Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Education and Science, ICES 2021, November 17-18, 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Teachers as Shepherds in Christian Schools: Exploration of the Shepherd Metaphor in the Perspective of the Christian Faith

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-11-2021.2318645,
        author={Oki  Hermawati and Erika  Ambarita and Wylen  Djap and Anggaripeni  Mustikasiwi and Donald Samuel Slamet Santosa},
        title={Teachers as Shepherds in Christian Schools: Exploration of the Shepherd Metaphor in the Perspective of the Christian Faith},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Education and Science, ICES 2021, November 17-18, 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICES},
        year={2022},
        month={6},
        keywords={shepherd metaphor; the role of the teacher; shepherd teacher; shepherding aspects; spirituality; knowledge; christian faith perspective; project-based learning},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-11-2021.2318645}
    }
    
  • Oki Hermawati
    Erika Ambarita
    Wylen Djap
    Anggaripeni Mustikasiwi
    Donald Samuel Slamet Santosa
    Year: 2022
    Teachers as Shepherds in Christian Schools: Exploration of the Shepherd Metaphor in the Perspective of the Christian Faith
    ICES
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-11-2021.2318645
Oki Hermawati1,*, Erika Ambarita2, Wylen Djap2, Anggaripeni Mustikasiwi2, Donald Samuel Slamet Santosa3
  • 1: Bina Nusantara University
  • 2: Pelita Harapan University
  • 3: President University
*Contact email: oki.hermawati@binus.ac.id

Abstract

One of the teacher's roles in a Christian school is the role of a shepherd. The shepherd metaphor itself is unique where the shepherd teacher's role could not be found in general in the education's world. The COVID-19 pandemic itself has become a time for Christian schools to reflect on the role of a teacher in shepherding their students. The shepherd's metaphor, the teacher's role as a shepherd and the pastoral duties of the teachers explore in the discussion from the perspective of the Christian faith. An example of the shepherding knowledge of the 21st-century learning approach is Project-Based Learning. The exploration results provide an essential description of the leading role of a Christian teacher in the context of a Christian school and become a reflection that confirms the calling of a Christian teacher, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.