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Pedagogy Research Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for Biblical Worldview and Pedagogy I and II.  

Pedagogy I focuses on the theoretical foundations of pedagogy and is supported by library resources relating to major thinkers in the field of education.  In Pedagogy II, the focus is on principles of classroom instruction. The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. 

Professional library assistance would be particularly helpful in this course and is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu 


On-campus resources


A number of items in the on-campus collection written by or discussing the influence of specific philosophers, such as Aristotle, Erasmus, and Dewey, can be located through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the library home page. Helpful on-campus resources include:

Philosophical documents in education at LB 7 .P5432 2008 provides an introduction to key educational philosophers and an overview of their perspectives.

Fifty major thinkers on education from Confucius to Dewey is available at LB17 .F56 2001. 




Academic Search Premier (ASP) and ProQuest are easy to navigate databases with access to over 700 scholary journals and thousands of full-text articles in a variety of disciplines. ASP may have appropriate sources for your Pedagogy I presentation as you research specific philosophers and their influence on educational theory.

JSTOR contains articles and abstracts of over 240 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. If you find an article that you need and the full-text is not available, check the library's periodicals listing to see if the journal is available from another PHC database. If not, you may request the article by ILL.


Internet Resources for Pedagogy I


Archive.org provides access to a number of primary source documents that could be helpful when researching specific philosophers, such as Aristotle, Aquinas, Erasmus, and Dewey.


Internet Resources for Pedagogy II


Children's Library provides access to a wide range of full-text children's books including recent award winning books and featured authors, You can also search by a variety of methods including cover art and/or artist.

Global School  promotes the sharing of ideas, resources, and best practices among teachers.

International Reading Association at http://reading.org accesses a variety of web resources that promote and teach literacy, including recommended book lists for all ages and the most recent research in education.

Lexile provides a process to identify reading levels of students and text.

Center on Reinventing Public Education  provides the most current trends in educational philosophy with links to additional worthwhile resources.

6+1 Writing Trait  is an analytical model for assessing and teaching writing that is made up of 6+1 key qualities that define strong writing. 

National Academy of Education provides access to quality education research and promotes its use in policy formation and practice.

National Center for Education Statistics is the National Center for Education Statistics providing valuable research results.




Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Education--Philosophy  Reasoning
Educational psychology 

Christianity--Philosophy Logic 
Church and education--United States   

Public schools--United States 


Selected Journals


Childhood Education (Online 02/01/1988-Present)

Education Digest (Online 01/01/1988-Present)

Harvard Educational Review (Online 02/01/1988-Present)

Homeschooling Today (Print 2001-Present)

Journal of Classroom Interaction (Online 07/01/2004-Present)

Journal of Experiential Education (Online 05/01/1998-Present)

Journal of Research in Childhood Education (Online 04/01/1997-Present)

Language Arts (Online 01/01/1989-Present)

Review of Educational Research (Online 04/01/1988-Present)

Educause is an online, peer-reviewed, practitioner's journal about managing and using information resources in higher education.

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IJSTL) is a scholarly (peer reviewed) electronic journal that is published twice-a-year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University.

Classical teacher (Memoria Press)

Journal of the Society for Classical Learning

Classics (Quarterly journal of the ACCS)

Classical Lutheran Education Journal


Research Tips


  • Search by subject:  Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
  • If you are not able to find what you need on campus or online, you may also request an item through Interlibrary loan.  Instructions for obtaining an Interlibrary loan are available in the Library Services section of the library website
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies.  You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.

All citations must be in APA format.  Information for proper APA citation can be found in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association available on reserve at the library circulation desk.  Additional APA citation help can be accessed online at OWL (Online Writing Lab) developed by Purdue University.  


Created: Gladden, 2008.    Updated: Drs. McCollum and Veith / Thornhill, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014.