CEM2123 - Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design
A survey of the teaching/learning process focusing on classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experience that will assist the student to acquire skills in developing lesson plans; selecting, developing, and using a variety of teaching methods; and designing a curriculum plan for the church. Prerequisite: Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries and Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of the use of media and methods in the local church.
- The student will develop an educational philosophy for the use of media and methods in teaching.
- The student will develop a Christian educational philosophy regarding curriculum and teaching methods in the local church.
- The student will develop a variety of teaching presentations by including games and simulations, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other creative experiential approaches.
- The student will gain a theoretical framework for the implementation of media and methods into the teaching ministry of the church.
- The student will gain skills to evaluate and assist current use of media and methods in the local church.
- The students will gain an understanding of the use of the Internet and computer in teaching in the local church.
- The student will gain an understanding of Christian educational curriculum design from a leadership perspective.
- The student will be able to evaluate Christian educational curriculum and adapt it to use in various educational settings.
- The student will be able to prepare a case study paper on curriculum development and/or teaching methods in the local church following NBC Christian Educational Ministries guidelines.
The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:
- Ability to conceive and articulate purpose, mission, vision, and to develop strategic plans in a local church. (CP-7)
- Ability to envision Christian education most appropriate for a local church and to assure the development and empowerment of those serving in it. (CP-23)
- Ability to apply basic understanding of ethical theories to teach and nurture ethical behavior in the Christian community. (CH-1)
- Ability to write an integrative philosophy of ministry that will answer, "why I do what I do when I do it". (CP-4)
- Ability to communicate publicly through oral and written mediums with clarity and creativity for the same of fostering meaning. (CP-1)
- Ability to describe the stages of human development and to apply that knowledge in leading people to Christian maturity. (CP-24)
Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries and Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries.