The Integral Project

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The Integral Project

The Integral Project was launched by EdComm in 2009 to promote the integration of faith and learning within schools. It was inspired by the very influential Charis Project that had been conducted by the Stapleford Centre in Nottingham for over a decade. Through that Project teachers in Britain acquired access to a plethora of booklets on how to teach the mandated curriculum Christianly.

The Integral Project promotes biblically-shaped education and is about translating a biblical worldview into every aspect of school life – whether it is an Indonesian lesson, a History lesson, a pastoral care program or an assessment task. Its focus has been on encouraging individual schools to initiate their own projects through which a biblically-based approach to education can be embedded within the culture of their schools.

It is called Integral for many reasons:  it’s integral because it is indispensable to something being complete.  Integral is about being whole, wholistic, not piecemeal or fragmented. The logo of The Integral Project reminds us that for education to flourish it must be rooted firmly in good soil.

The Integral Project does not offer simple, slick solutions.  It provides a network of like-minded Christian educators, supporting one another to ‘light lots of little fires’ through which education can be a transformative force in Anglican schools. 

The Integral Project provides encouragement to schools, Stage and faculty groups as well as individual teachers to initiate school-based projects which integrate Christian faith in an authentic manner with educational practice.

The high point for The Integral Project each year is the annual dinner at which schools have the opportunity to showcase the progress they have achieved. The Dinner quite rightly has been characterised as an occasion at which lots of little fires have been started.

Commencing in 2016, the Integral Dinner will be held in October each year.