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Lecture 18: Weaving the Curriculum Together

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When preparing curriculum, an effective teacher will take into account both the content and the audience.


Confluence: How do we teach?

Part 3

IV.  Weaving the Curriculum Together

The examples below illustrate how the content may affect the ways in which we teach. The chart is merely suggestive of the kind of issues the teacher must consider when constructing the curriculum.


Why are we teaching?



What are we teaching?



How are we teaching?




Where are we teaching?



Who is teaching?




Whom are we teaching?




When are we introducing this?




'to present every one perfect in Christ'

(Col. 1:28)

'to be conformed to the image of His Son'

(Rom. 8:29)

growth toward or in:







the WAY

focus on the HANDS - teach by DOING

in the LIVED WORLD: home, work, school, communities

teacher as MODEL in walking the Way of God


How might these materials be presented in ways that make them as culturally accessible as possible?

e.g.: stories, questions, illustrations, teaching methodology, etc.





How can we build upon the previous knowledge of the learners?

How can we prepare them for future learning?

How should my knowledge of my learners' developmental levels affect my teaching?





focus on HEADS - lecture may be most useful

FORMAL learning setting may make sense

teacher as committed STUDENT of God's Truth


the LIFE

focus on HEARTS -'soul-shaping' exercises

INFORMAL, e.g.: in worship experiences or prayer groups

teacher as thirsty PARTAKER of God's Life



use of drama and other forms of 'storytelling' are appropriate

FORMAL and INFORMAL; e.g.: church year, sacraments

teacher as CO-PARTICIPANT in the Story God is 'telling'



© Gary Parrett

Confluence: How do we teach?

Part 4

V. Greek Terms

A. Paideia (paideia)

2 Timothy 3:16

B. Nouthesia (nouqesia, nouqetew)

Colossians 1:28

C. Didache (didach)

Acts 2:42

D. Katecheo (kathcew)

1 Corinthians 14:19


Contexts: Where do we teach?


I.  The Learning Environment

A.  What?  to How?  to Where?

B.  Practical vs. Ideal

C.  Three Contexts

1.  Worship Service

2.  Christian School Movement

a.  Strengths

b.  Problems

c.  Challenges

3.  Homeschool Movement

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