Theme: “Pedagogy and Christianity: is there a Christian pedagogy?

Bandeau Webinaires 14 Fevrier 2022

Christianity, nourished by the sap of Judaism, has always valued education. He has never ceased to inspire pedagogical currents and educational practices; it remains so today. Many are unaware of this immense heritage, neglect it or despise it. However, in the face of the immense variety of achievements and initiatives that claim Christianity, but also in the face of the inspiration received from excellent pedagogies which themselves do not claim Christianity, can we say that there is a “Christian pedagogy”? What convictions must such or such practices satisfy in order to be able to legitimately be called Christian? What cohesion between the Christian vision of education and pedagogy? These webinars will help us to question ourselves together on our practices, in order to progress and strengthen ourselves in the vocation and the specific character of our schools: Christ at the center.

Dates: these webinars will be spread over one evening and three mornings:

  • Saturday March 19: Webinar 1.
  • Saturday April 23: Webinar 2.
  • Saturday May 21: Webinar 3.

Teaching sessions, thematic and participatory workshops for teachers, parents or administrators, round tables. Returns from regional commissions and gateways.


Session 1. 19 mars

  • 9am – 9.15am: Welcome and presentation of the theme of the seminar. Luc BUSSIERE
  • 9.15 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.: Bible meditation. Christine CHINER
  • 9.30-10.20 a.m.: Plenary session The pedagogy of God, some foundations.” Nathaniël CARON.

  • 10:20 - 10:30: Presentation of the results of the 2021 survey. Vito PASCAZIO

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Return to the regional footbridges. Testimonials coordinated by Nathalie GUIET

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: Break

  • 11.10 a.m. – 11.40 a.m.: The dynamics of commissions. Mary-Colleen DE. KATOV

  • 11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Conclusion and opening. Luc BUSSIERE

  • 11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Interactive sharing in connection with the plenary session (opening): L’art of teaching of God and his apostles.


  • Session 2. 23 Avril. jpg
  • 9h-9h10: Welcome and reminder of the theme of the seminar.

  • 9.10 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.: Bible meditation. Louis-Michel FILLATRE

  • 9.30-10.30 a.m.: Plenary session: “Pedagogy and Christianity: historical insights” Luc BUSSIERE

  • 10h30-10h 45 : Pause

  • 10h 45 – 12h 15 : Thematic workshops

  • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.: Feedback and conclusion.


1. Screens, a world of promise? Nathalie Guiet.

Our world has evolved so fast and we have entered a hyper-connected world, sometimes without even realizing it or deciding! Our children, our teenagers, our students evolve today in this one from an early age with its promises but also with its risks and its damage already noted on the language, the capacity of attention, their development and their social relations. . What role can our Christian schools play in prevention and how can we raise awareness among families and students and perhaps ourselves, adults and teachers, in our relationship to screens? Being connected today, yes, but not just any old how.” Nathalie Guiet currently lives in Toulouse where she is enrolled at the Jean Calvin primary school. With her husband Nicolas, they are parents and grandparents. They have been involved in the service of the Church as pastors and in the vision of Christian education in France for 30 years. Nathalie taught in primary school and currently co-directs the Jean Calvin school.

2. Faber and Mazlish workshop: tools for quality communication with our students Evelyne LUTTRINGER

The “RezoAnimation Faber Mazlish” is a global network of animators dedicated to helping parents and teachers improve communication with children and adolescents.
This workshop is intended for those who are looking for respectful tools and know-how in adult-child communication in a school or family context, in order to promote the autonomy of children and teenagers, encourage self-discipline and stimulate a desire to learn tools and know-how in adult-child communication in a school or family context.

Presentation of the Faber and Mazlish approach: interest in welcoming children's feelings, presentation of the tools and the different aspects of the approach, ways to go further, interactive times and role plays.

This workshop is led by Evelyne LUTTRINGER: associate professor in Life and Earth Sciences, formerly a school teacher, she was a trainer at INSPE in Strasbourg and responsible for the MEEF Master's - "Teaching SVT" at INSPE from Strasbourg. She is also trained in Non-Violent Communication (Marshall Rosenberg) and holder of the CAFFA

3. Workshop “Mediation in the school setting” Hélène VANDEVENTER.

The theme of the workshop focuses on school mediation.
I propose that we address 3 axes:

  • Accompanied mediation (or by peers) for conflicts between students.
  • What is at stake in a mediation between the school (teachers in particular) and the families.
  • How to set up a mediation between a teacher and a student.

I am Hélène Vandeventer, CPE in a professional high school of national education.
Hélène I am 59 years old, married to Loïc, we have 3 adult children and a beautiful daughter! We are committed to the Lord in our Baptist church in Nîmes where I am responsible for the “childhood, youth and family” division. I have several commitments, particularly within the childhood and youth committee of the Baptist federation as well as on the board of directors of the AFP and I am the president of the association of the Companions of the Good News (ACBN) which aims to organize summer camps. I am very influenced by scout pedagogy for having lived it but also prioritized in all the educational forms that I have encountered.

4. Workshop “Setting up institutions to create a climate conducive to exchanges and learning” Frédéric GARNIER

Frédéric Garnier is married to Esther and father of 2 children. A school teacher for 24 years, he has always taught multiple courses of 2 to 3 levels, from CP to CM2. He is part of a group of teachers who meet regularly to discuss their teaching practices, create tools or share their discoveries. His practice is inspired by institutional pedagogy, which places students at the heart of the functioning of the class. It thus promotes differentiation, autonomy, responsibility, cooperation, dialogue, conflict management, projects, enhancement... He has already intervened in our seminars / webinars Mathurin Cordier, putting his experience at the service of the greatest number.

5. Learning foreign languages. Christine CHINER and a team from the Chrysalide school.

Why teach foreign languages? How to teach them and transmit the taste for learning languages? Christine CHINER and her team will share their experience, present tools, and stimulate pooling intended to enrich us all. Christine CHINER and the founder and director of the “La Chrysalide” school in Lyon.

6. Workshop “children and teenagers in danger: what we can do”. Part 1 Jean-Louis. LAFONT

Workshop 1 (April 23): “Children and Teens at risk: What we can do”
– In the introduction we will give an overview of the fierce times we are going through.
– The family, which is intended to be a space of security and often the place of extreme violence, which is also present at work, at school, in the church, in sports associations. For the victims, speak yes, but to whom.
– Do you know what your children watch on their computer, their phone or that of their friend? Do you know if they are in danger? Do you know that certain forms of prostitution develop in schools. Some use cell phones and social networks against the weakest teenagers, and torment them with insults, violent or porn videos, or harassment such that the outcome is sometimes tragic. Breaking the silence is an emergency, one in four young people who are victims of this violence do not confide.
I invite you to read my 12 articles on the different forms of violence and sexual assault. They are available for FREE here.

This workshop will be followed by a second part on May 21.
Jean-Louis Lafont: therapist and lecturer, author of the books “Sexual Assault and Painful Secrets“, and “Children and teenagers in DANGER” I lead conferences on social issues such as harassment, sexual assault, child prostitution, incest. I also offer workshops to help you identify your gifts and talents, optimize them, develop self-esteem, flexibility and creativity. I also offer individual appointments to develop your relationship with others, and overcome your fears, phobias, and all situations causing suffering. Details of the workshops on request.

7. How to stimulate reading? Coordinated by Louis-Michel FILLATRE

Passing on a love of reading remains a key challenge today. How to stimulate reading? How to manage and organize our school libraries or documentation centers? Louis-Michel FILLATRE will lead this workshop. Invested for many years in Christian education, also a pastor, he will share his experience and his reflection, and will stimulate sharing.


Session 3.. 21 Mai


Theme: Being a Christian teacher in the 21st century (the heirs)

  • 9am-9.10am: Welcome

  • 9.10 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.: Bible meditation.

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Plenary session in the form of a round table. With the participation of Christine CHINER, Nicole SISSIA, Patrick SCHMITT

  • 10h 30-10h 45 : Pause

  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Workshops

  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.: Feedback and conclusion.


1. Faber and Mazlich workshop. Help the child get out of the roles in which he is locked up. Michael DOBLE

This workshop follows the workshop of April 23, led by Evelyne LUTTRINGER, which offered a general presentation of this pedagogy, and some of its tools.

It is Michael DOBLE who proposes a sequel on the theme: “Helping the child get out of the roles in which he is locked up”

2. Children Teens in danger: Change your heart to help your neighbour. Jean-Louis LAFONT

This workshop, led by Jean Louis LAFONT, extends the April 23 webinar workshop “ children and teenagers in danger: what should be done ».

Jesus came to train disciples. He came to change the world and knew that it is transformed first by the heart. The Romans used cruelty and Jesus used love. He chose 12 men with their weaknesses, and changed their hearts. By their word and their testimony, they changed the history of the world. We must do the same. Jesus has the same program for you and me: He wants to change our hearts.

3. What evaluation in our schools? Mathée RINDEL and Vito PASCAZIO

What does this word, evaluation mean to you? Throughout my life as a teacher, I have found that this word has a negative connotation for many...
However, evaluation is present at every moment of our days!
“Your gratin is delicious, grandma…”
“For my part, I would have preferred that you take the red shoes. But, they are not bad either in green…”
“Your writing is successful! »
" Can do better… "
I suggest you try to see evaluation through the lens of the Bible…

Mathée RINDEL is well known in our network. After years as a teacher in national education, she worked for more than twenty years at the École Timothée in the Paris region, as a principal and teacher but also as a trainer at the ISP and pedagogical advisor. She leads this workshop with Vito PASCAZIO, who was director and teacher at the Emmanuel School but also director and trainer at the ISP.

4. The challenge of an integrated pedagogy. Nicole SISSIA

Nicole SISSIA, used to speaking in our seminars, is an educational advisor in our network, and author of the B-ABBA method. She was a trainer at the ISP. During this workshop, she will present the essential notion in our schools of “integrated pedagogy”, pedagogy at the service of our vision of Christian education. Come discover !

5. Principles of Biblical Integration. Patrick SCHMITT

Patrick SCHMITT is director of the Private School "Daniel" in Guebwiller, and professor of History / Geography. He will share his experience of a life dedicated to Christian education, and his passion to transmit.
As Protestant schools, the Bible has a central place: it is the foundation of our faith, but it also informs all areas of learning, giving them cohesion and meaning. What use of the Bible in our courses? How to avoid dualism on the one hand (no reference to the Scriptures in school subjects), and dogmatism on the other (clumsy or even abusive use of the Scriptures).

6. IDL Workshop. Home instruction.

Member of the Mathurin Cordier-France Network, IDL Families is an association at the service of Christian families practicing home education This workshop, present every year during the Mathurin Cordier seminar, allows parents who are interested or already invested in homeschooling to come out of their isolation by connecting with other families who face the same challenges, share the same problems. , sometimes the same questions arise. Any family in IEF is, in fact, confronted with the management of a multilevel. A mother of 8 children will answer our questions on this subject and give us tips for ending our school years peacefully.”

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