Integrated Course in Christian Education (ICE)
The course will develop an understanding of Christian education that encourages the transformation of persons, cultures, and societies by drawing on the Scripture and theology and integrating them systematically with the human and social sciences. It will also help develop appropriate skills to be a transformational teacher. The curriculum will include a survey of the Bible, church history, a Christian philosophy of education, human development, classroom and interpersonal communication, other faiths, and ideologies, and creative and innovative use of curriculums. Designed as a ten-day course for educators from Sunday school to college level with lectures, videos, discussions, and practical sessions on the use of Windows to Encounter, a Sunday school curriculum, and Godly Play materials. Prerequisite: an undergraduate degree.
Advanced Course in Christian Education (ACE)
While we map the field of Christian education, the focus will be on understanding the theory of transformation in relation to socialization in Christian education. An overview of human development within socio-cultural and theological perspectives will be covered. Opportunities will be given to understand one's integration and develop interpreting, facilitating, and communicating skills. The Emmaus event will be studied as a model to understand the theory of transformation in Christian education. Guidelines will be explored for evaluating a curriculum for theological and educational soundness. Designed as a ten-day course for educators from Sunday School to college level with lectures, videos, discussions, and practical sessions on the use of Windows to Encounter, a Sunday school curriculum, and Godly Play materials. Prerequisite: a basic course in Christian education or ISSU's Integrated Course in Christian Education or an undergraduate degree.