Teaching and Learning in Educational Ministry

This course, taught by Mary A. Love at Hood Theological Seminary, is an exploration of the processes involved in facilitating effective teaching and learning, especially as it impacts spiritual growth. It includes explorations of neuroscience, educational theories, neuromyths, and Jesus- the Master Teacher for the purpose of gaining information to improve the teaching ministry within the Body of Christ. The ultimate goal is to boost effective teaching that raises retention/appropriate recall and appropriate application of what is taught regarding the Christian faith. The course is designed to guide students in the discovery of the necessary essentials for perfecting the art of teaching and enabling learning to occur in persons. Attention will be given biblical guidelines for teaching, neuroscience findings, various learning styles and intelligences, developing lesson plans and crafting effective teaching/learning opportunities. This course will meet the Christian Education graduation requirement and is a part of Area IV: Pastoral Theology where the focus is on preparing persons for various areas of ministry. It also is a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science for Seminaries Project.

  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Hood Theological Seminary
  • Syllabus: Teaching and Learning in Educational Ministry
  • Tags:
    neuroscience, memory, cognition, learning, teaching

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