A Vision of Virtue

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    If  you have a vision for character and virtue education in your theological institution, but are not sure about how to involve your colleagues, then this course is for you.

    A Vision of Virtue is the first of a series of ICETE Academy nanocourses drawn from the academic epistolary novel Character and Virtue in Theological Education (by Marvin Oxenham).  The aim of the course is to provide practical tools to spark and nourish a vision in your theological institution.  

    After a short selection of readings from the textbook, you will share a brief motivational video with your colleagues that will hopefully initiate a new set of strategic conversations. 

    Course Outcomes

    This course will enable you to contribute to a vision for character and virtue education in your theological institution.

    Course content

    • The vision in a nutshell
    • Where we are in theological education
    • What churches want
    • Sharing a motivational video

    Other courses in this series

    1. A Vision of Virtue (CVE-1)
    2. Virtue: Sought, Caught and Taught (CVE-2)
    3. Curriculum with Character (CVE-3)
    4. Habituation and Virtue Practices (CVE-4)
    5. Assessing Character and Virtue (CVE-5)
    6. Online Character Education - Really?  (CVE-6)


    This course is authored by Dr Marvin Oxenham. Marvin is the ICETE Academy Director, General Secretary of the ECTE and Programme Leader for the MA in Theological Education programme at the London School of Theology.  He is the author of Character and  Virtue in Theological Education from which this course is drawn.

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    This is a nanocourse, entailing 2 hours of learning.

    ICETE Academy points

    2 points.

    Completion requirements

    You will need to read a selection of short book chapters with introductory videos, share a motivational video with your colleagues and complete a questionnaire. 

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