Learning and Teaching

Explore the ICETE Academy courses relative to the nature and process of learning that will enhance the experience of theology students in a variety of contexts. 

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Wait a Minute in Stressful Times

This course explores 'learning in encounter' as a response to the stressful times that can characterise the life of a theological educator.  This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires the reading of an article, participation in a discussion forum and sharing in your social media. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA0021

Teacher: Jos de Kock

Assessing Curriculum, Faculty and Students

This course introduces three key ares in which assessment must take place in order to help improve quality assurance and enhancement in a theological institution. This course is suited for faculty members and academic administrators wishing to develop their knowledge, awareness and skills in the area of assessment.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through reporting on interviews and an evaluation questionnaire. 

Course Enrolment key: IA0025

Teacher: Jessy Jaison

Creative Teaching in Pakistani Contexts

This course supports the TEF Conference introducing creative approaches in teaching theology (Lahore, Pakistan, March 2020).  This event-based course counts for 10 hours of learning and will be employed during the training workshops as a resource and interaction platform.  The course will be assessed through workshop participation, completion of reading assignments and the delivery of a creative lesson plan. 

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Problem-Based Learning in Theological Education

This course explores the practice of problem-based learning (PBL) in theological education.   It is particularly suited both for teachers looking for new approaches to learning and teaching and to curriculum designers who are willing to consider innovative ways to structure learning pathways.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a practical project and a self-assessment exercise. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA012

Lesson Planning for Learning

This course introduces the concept of  'deep learning' and applies it to the practice of teaching theology. The course is particularly suitable for lecturers who are designing their lessons and are looking for principles to support their planning in order to ensure the best learning experience for their students.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz.

Course Enrolment key:  IA001

Teacher: Perry Shaw

Adult Learning Theories: an Introduction

This course provides orientation to the core principles of adult learning drawn from the theories of Knowles, Freire, Kolb, and Mezirow.  Participants in this course will evaluate a current adult learning program and also design an adult learning program. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a learning biography, the design of a learning experience and a reflective paper. 

Course Enrolment key:  IA008

Understanding Creative Teaching

This course introduces creativity in teaching theology.  This course is suitable for teachers who are looking for a better understanding of creativity and how it relates to the practice of theological education.  This course is followed by a second course focusing on implementation: Practicing Creative Teaching. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a reflective summary paper. 

Course Enrolment key:  LST001

Teacher: IA Admin

Practicing Creative Teaching

This course provides methodological training in creative teaching for theological educators.  This course is suitable for practitioners who are looking for creative ideas that can be applied to teaching theology.  This course is preceded by a first course: Understanding Creative Teaching. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a reflective summary paper. 

Course Enrolment key:  LST002

Teacher: IA Admin

Lecturing: a Critical Assessment

This course is designed to critically engage with the lecture as a teaching device and to help make lectures more engaging.  This course is suitable for teachers who want to think about approaches to best promote active learning. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a reflective summary paper. 

Course Enrolment key:  LST003

Teacher: Perry Shaw

Teaching as Art - Basic Principles

We are all in a teaching-learning ministry, and we all face the challenges of 21st Century learning.  Our learners are different, the contexts of teaching-learning are changing.   This course explores the  philosophical and biblical framework of good teaching, provides the basics of designing learning with practical application and offers some  examples of engaged-pedagogies with practical application.   This course would  serve as an introductory or a refresher course on some basic principles of teaching. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a final quiz.

Available from Jun 2020