The Reflective Course Writer

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    If you are a teaching faculty member of a theological education institution – a seminary, theological or Bible college – then probably course writing is one of your major responsibilities.  

    Whether we are preparing courses for classroom based settings or for on-line delivery, we hope that the courses we write will impact significantly on our students. But there is one area which is integral to your course development task that isn't so obvious – and that area is what you as a person bring to the process, and how the course writing process impact on you as a person.

    This is about what it means to be a reflective practitioner – in your case, a reflective course writer. 

    Course Outcomes

    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.

    Course content
    • Being a course writer
    • Being a reflective course writer
    • Hints for effective reflection
    • Tools for reflection
    • Implementing reflection


    Allan has been involved in theological education in SE Asia for most of the time since 1988, including as the founding dean of AGST Alliance (2004-2015).  Now resettled in NZ, Allan is continuing to build on his Asian experience in theological education, as a theological education consultant for LeaDev-Langham (NZ) and Overseas Council Australia, and as Advisory Director of AGST Alliance. This role brings him into partnership with Asian-Pacific seminaries for leadership, program and curriculum development, faculty enrichment, and research ethics processes, all in order to enrich and/equip the seminaries to more effectively build a responsive Church in Asia.

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    2 hours of learning.

    ICETE Academy points

    2 points.

    Completion requirements

    You will need to complete the learning section, share a reflection and insights from the course.  

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