Inquiry Approach to Learning Can Be Applied in Christian Education Classroom


  • Srini M Iskandar Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kadesi Yogyakarta
  • Paulus Sentot Purwoko Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kadesi Yogyakarta



inquiry approach to learning, paradigm shifts, religion classification


Inquiry approach to learning is one of the result of the paradigm shifts in education which had started in the early 1980. In spite of the bebefits of the inquiry approach to learning, many teachers/educators who apply teacher-centered learning are reluctant to apply it in their classrooms. They prefer to teaching using the lecturing method instead. The inquiry approach to learning is more beneficial to students than the lecturing method. Formerly the inquiry approach was only applied in natural science classes, but later on and up to now. It has been used in social science classes as well. Religion in classified as a branch of social studies, thus the inquiry approach to learning can also be used in Christian Education clasess. Based on the argument in this articles, the writer aim to show that applying the inquiry approach to learning in the Christian education classroom will give benefits to students as their performences will be improved and most of all. They will change from passive disinterested learners to active self motivated and self directed learners. As a result, the students will have deeper understanding about anything to discussed.


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Author Biographies

Srini M Iskandar, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kadesi Yogyakarta

Srini M Iskandar is a professor at Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kadesi Yogyakarta. She is a person who has provided many insights through his research and books. She is currently re-optimizing his views in the form of scientific works to contribute to the development of science in Indonesia.

Prof. Srini M Iskandar


Paulus Sentot Purwoko, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Kadesi Yogyakarta

Dr. Paulus Sentot Purwoko is Deputy  III  at the Yogyakarta Kadesi  Theological  College.  He  teaches  homiletics  and hermeneutics. His  writingsoften  come  into  contact  with evangelical   theological   views.   According to him, in evangelical theology there are pearls  of  great  value,  which are hard to find elsewhere.

Paulus Sentot Purwoko



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How to Cite

Iskandar, S. M., & Purwoko, P. S. . (2023). Inquiry Approach to Learning Can Be Applied in Christian Education Classroom. Jurnal Pendidikan Agama Kristen (JUPAK), 4(1), 86-95.