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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Making Brighter Shadows

This course explores the role of story imagination in theological education and engages the practice of narrative storytelling.   This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching a video, reading an article, engaging with a narrative piece and completing of a self-grading quiz. 

Course  Enrolment key:  IA029

The Practicalities of Assessment

This course will guide you in understanding three fundamental areas related to the ‘how’  of assessment in theological education. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires the reading of an article, participation in a discussion forum and completion of a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA0028

Teacher: Jessy Jaison

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

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

Student Assessment: Think Again

This course provides a re-orientation of the definition and purpose of assessment, and explores designing assessment schemes. It is particularly relevant to theological educators who wish  to improve the way they do assessment and use it creatively to impact learning.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a final quiz.

Course Enrolment key: IA0034