Understanding Creative Teaching


This is a course that introduces you creativity as it relates to teaching theology.  You will be introduced to the notion of diversified instructional methodologies and understand the place of curiosity and creativity in theological eduction.  You will also be introduced to a variety of non-traditional learning strategies.   This course will theological educators think widely as they promote active learning.

If you are interested in knowing how to implement these,  you should consider following up with ICETE Academy's second course in creative teaching, Practicing Creative Teachingthat provides  methodological training in a selection of creative approaches.

Course Outcomes

Students completing this course will be equipped with a deeper pedagogical and theological understanding of the potential of creative teaching. 

Course content
  • Diversifying instructional methodologies
  • Curiosity and learning
  • Creative teaching 
  • Some creative ideas
  • Readings on non-traditional thinking


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 lives in Rome, Italy.  His fields of expertise are in educational philosophy, character education, accreditation and online education. 

Course materials are authored by Dr Marvin Oxenham and are delivered through the Postgraduate Programmes in Theological Education offered by London School of Theology.

Delivery mode

This is a self-paced online course.


10 hours of learning (online work and project)

ICETE Academy points

10 points

Completion requirements

You will need to complete the learning sections, submit a lesson plan that uses creative approaches and write a brief essay. 

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