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Dr David I. Smith

Professor / Educator / Author

Dr. David I. Smith is Professor of Education and Director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also serves as Editor of the International Journal of Christianity and Education.

A native of the United Kingdom, David earned his B.A. in Modern Languages (German and Russian) at Oxford University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham. After teaching French, German, and Russian in secondary schools for a number of years, he went on to gain an M.Phil.F in Philosophy of Education/Philosophical Theology from the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto before completing his Ph.D. in Education with a specialism in Curriculum Studies from the Institute of Education at the University of London. He has taught at Calvin College since 2000.

David is a passionate listener to a wide variety of musical genres and has been known to write reviews of experimental electronic music. He enjoys gardening and reading science fiction outside of his work related fields.

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Grammarly, AI Editors, ChatGPT, and the Pedagogical Perils of Writing with Confidence

This post originally appeared on the Christian Scholar’s Review blog, and is reproduced with permission. In one of Grammarly’s ubiquitous advertisements, a hapless writer uses the popular AI-based editing software to improve an interpersonal communication. The furrowed brows accompanying the initial attempt (“we might be…
May 31, 2023