Theological Method and Education

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    As theologians we believe in having theological foundations for all we believe and do, and this includes our profession as theological educators.  How many times have we invoked the need for a theology of education as we consider new practices, assess our current purposes or try to evaluate the future?  We are convinced that it is not enough to respond to trends and change, to be educationally savvy, to be skilled in strategic planning or to be trained in sustainability.  We also want to be theologically grounded in theological education.

    The questions is: how do we do this? What methods do we use? How do we engage theologically with education, and in particular with theological education? This course initiates a conversation around these questions. 

    Course Outcomes

    This course provides an overview of the discourse around theological method as it relates to disciplines and issues outside of theology and applies them to educational issues, with particular focus on theological education.  A special focus is also given to how we might use Scripture to engage with educational issues.

    Course content

    • Theologising on education
    • Your theological method
    • Using Scripture and theology


    This course has been developed in partnership with the London School of Theology.

    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 sections, apply a chosen theological method to an education issue, and pass a quiz assessing your basic knowledge and understanding of the course topics.

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