Design and Delivery

Explore the ICETE Academy courses that deal with how to design effective theological education and how to engage professionally with a variety of delivery approaches.

The Micro-credential Revolution

This course introduces the revolution of micro-credentials in education and the opportunities offered to global theological education.  It is suited for anyone who is interested in innovative approaches.  This is a 2 hour, self-paced nano course that will be assessed through an engagement project and a quiz.

Self-enrolment Key:  IA0110


Microlearning Instructional Design

This course allows you to explore the foundations of instructional design through the lens of microlearning with a particular focus on mobile delivery. This is a referral course offered freely on Gnowbe.com through a limited scholarship programme.  

Self enrolment key: MID101


Lifelong Theological Learning

This course applies the concepts, debates and practices of lifelong learning (LLL) to theological education.   This course is particularly suited for those involved in the dialogue between formal and non-formal theological education.  This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment Key: LST007


Teacher: IA Admin

What are you Asking?

This ICETE Academy course will guide you in designing questions for quality multidimensional learning.  This course is particularly suited for theological educators and curriculum designers who wish to further promote holistic integrative learning.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a question-design project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA0101

Teacher: Perry Shaw

Unmasking the Hidden Curriculum

This course introduces the concept of 'hidden curriculum' and shows how it can be harnessed in practice to generate positive holistic learning experiences.   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:  IA0046

Teacher: Perry Shaw

Creating a Great Course Syllabus

This course sets the foundations for the writing of syllabi according to the “backward design” approach.  The course is suitable for theology teachers who are looking for a step by step guide through the design processes for multidimensional learning.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment key: IA002

Teacher: Perry Shaw

Educating for Impact - C15

This course draws on the 2015 ICETE Consultation (C15) held in Antalya, Turkey and deals with a number of issues related to the impact of theological education.  The course is suitable for those that are wanting to understand what impact is and how to plan for it in their context. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that draws from the video recordings of the main sessions and materials presented at the consultation. This course will be assessed through a reflective essay.

Course Enrolment key:  ICETE002

Teacher: IA Admin

TEE Course Writer Workshop (1)

This event-based course provides an opportunity for those who have completed the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) Course Writer Workshop (1) to receive ICETE Academy credit for participation in and work associated with that workshop. The purpose of the workshop series is to train a new generation of TEE course writers using learning methods that are locally appropriate, are transformational in nature, and enhance the core values and methods of TEE and SEAN. 

This is a reserved course.  Write to Nicholas Ivins for the Enrolment key.

Theological Education by Extension

Theological Education by Extension (TEE - also described as ‘Tools to Equip and Empower’) has come a long way since the 1970s.  Meet some of the new faces bringing innovation in TEE today. Get a glimpse of some ways that God is using this training tool among individuals, churches and communities across Asia. This course is designed by the INCREASE association and provides important isights into the revival of theological education by extension.  It is particularly suited for leaders in existing or new theological schools that are seeking for alternative delivery patterns.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment key:  INC006

ICETE Online Project

This course provides information for administrators, training for contributors and submission features to manage the ICETE Online Project. ICETE Online aims at creating an online repository of resources for online course creation from majority world theologians.  

Reserved to project participants and contributors. 


The Reflective Course Writer

This course is designed to help you reflect on how you are being shaped as you immerse yourself in the course writing process; and where and how you sense God has been present.

This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires the reading course materials, writing a reflective article and sharing  your insights. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA0045

The Reflective TEE Course Writer

This is course helps writers of theological education by extension courses reflect on how the writing process has impacted their person. The course is particularly suitable individuals who have been involved in the INCREASE workshops that train TEE writers. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through reflection exercises. 

Write to Allan Harkness  allan@ldl.org.nz for the course Enrolment key