John Valk, PhD
Dr. John Valk
Professor of Worldview Studies
Office Phone: (506) 447-3341
Rm: MJC 205
B. A. Calvin College (1975): Sociology
M. Phil. Institute for Christian Studies (1979): Philosophical Theology
M. A. University of St. Michael's College (1981): Theology
Ph. D. University of Toronto (1989): Religious Studies
Visiting Professor: Protestant University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Distinguished Fellow: University of South Africa (Pretoria)
Valk, J., Albayrak, H., & Selçuk, M. (2017). An Islamic Worldview: Religion in a Modern, Democratic and Secular State. (Palgrave-Macmillan: Under review).
Valk, J. Worldviews In and Around Us: A Framework Journey into Knowing Self and Others. (In progress)
Chapters in Books
Valk, J. & Selçuk, M. (2017). "An Islamic Worldview: A Worldview Framework Approach to Religion in a Modern, Secular, Democratic State", in Sion, T., Astly, J., Francis, L. and Lankshear, D. Values, Human Rights and Religious Education: Contested Grounds. Oxford: Peter Lang. (Forthcoming).
Valk, J. (2017). "Reflections on Interfaith Education", in Weilzen, J. and Ter Avest, I. InterFaith Education. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers. (In progress).
Valk, J. and Selçuk, M. (2017). "Journeying into a Peaceful Islam: A Worldview Framework Approach", in Aslan, E. and Hermansen, M. (Eds.). Religion and Violence: Muslim and Christian Theological and Pedagogical Reflections. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer. Pp. 243-264.
Valk, J. (2017). "Worldview Inclusion in Public Schooling", in Etherington, M. (Editor). What Teachers Need to Know: Topics of Inclusion. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. Pp. 233-248.
Valk, J. (2015). "Inclusion and the Nature of the Human: A Canadian Perspective", in Heilpadagogik: Objectives, Structures, Perspectives, Conference Proceedings. Berlin: Druckhaus Berlin-Mittepp 123-131.
Valk, J. (2015). "Christian Worldview Education in a Public University", in Kurian, G. & Lamport, M. (Editor) Encycolpedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 279-280.
Valk, J. (2013). "Knowing Self and Others: Sustaining Ethical Leadership", in Beauvais, C., Shukla R., David-Blais M. (Editors). Ethical Leadership in Contemporary Challenges: Philosophical Perspectives. Leeuven, BE: Peeters. 19-42.
Valk, J. (2010). "Worldviews of Today: Teaching for Dialogue and Mutual Understanding", in Karin Sporre & Jan Mannberg (Editors), Values, Religions and Education in Changing Socities. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. 103-120.
Valk, J. (2006). "The Concept of Coincidentia Oppositorum in the Thought of Mircea Eliade", in Bryan Rennie, Mercea Eliade: A Critical Reader. London: Equinox Publishing. 176-185.
Refereed Journal Publications
Valk, J. (2017). "Learning as encounter between self and other", Religious Education, 112 (4) (Forthcoming).
Gardner, R., Soules, K., & Valk, J. (2017). "The Urgent Need for Teacher Preparation in Religious and Secular Worldview Education", Religious Education, 112 (3): 242-254.
Valk, J. and Tosun, A. (2016). "Enhancing Religious Education Through Worldview Exploration", Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 7, 2: 105-177.
Selcuk, M. and Valk, J. (2016). "An Islamic Worldview: Ethics in a Modern, Democratic and Secular State", in Turkish Journal of Bioethics, 3 (Spring) 1: 15-25.
Valk, J. (2012). “Christianity through a Worldview Lens”, Journal of Adult Theological Education, 9, 2: 158-174.
Selçuk, M. and Valk, J. (2012). “Knowing Self & Others: A Worldview Model for Religious Education in Turkey”, Religious Education, 107 (Oct/Dec) 5: 443-454.
Wangmo, T., and Valk, J. (2012). “Under the Influence of Buddhism: The Psychological Wellbeing Indicators of GNH”, Journal of Bhutan Studies, 26 (Summer): 53-81.
Valk, J., Belding, S., Crumpton, A., Harter, N., and Reams, J. (2011). “Worldviews and Leadership: Thinking and Acting the Bigger Pictures”, Journal of Leadership Studies, 5, 2: 54-65.
Valk, J. (2010). “Leadership for Transformation: The Impact of a Christian Worldview”, Journal of Leadership Studies, 4 (December) 3: 83-86.
Valk, J. (2009). “Knowing Self and Others: Worldview Study at Renaissance College”, Journal of Adult Theological Education, 6, 1: 69-80.
Valk, J. (2009). “Religion and the University of New Brunswick”, Fides et Historia, 41, 2: 1-29.
Valk, J. (2009). “Religion or Worldview: Enhancing Dialogue in the Public Square”, Marburg Journal of Religion, 14 (May) 1: 1-16.
Valk, J. (2009). “Stories of our Elders: Exploring Traditional Wolastoq Knowledge and Knowledge Transmission”, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues: Special Edition, 12: 278-288.
Valk, J. (2007). “A Plural Public School: Religion, Worldviews & Moral Education”, British Journal of Religious Education, 29 (September) 3: 273-285.
Valk, J. (2002). “Religion and Education: A Way Forward?” in Didaskalia: Journal of Providence College and Seminary 14 (Fall) 1:17-38.
Valk, J. (1998). “Teaching about Religion in the Social Studies Curriculum” in Canadian Social Studies 33 (Fall) 1: 17-19.
Valk, J. (1995). "Religion and the Schools: The Case of Utrecht." History of Education Quarterly 35 (Summer) 2:159-177.
Valk, J. (1992). "The Concept of the Coincidentia Oppositorum in Mircea Eliade" in Religious Studies 28 (March): 31-41.