Teaching & Learning: Theory & Practice in Leadership – CLED 855

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course integrates a study of teaching and learning theory in relation to leading the faith-based organization. The course develops an understanding of the role of teaching and learning in the processes of both leader and follower development. Major theories of learning are considered, critically and theologically evaluated, and applied.


CLED 800 & CLED 820


In order for someone to excel in the education profession, one needs to grasp that teaching is more than simply communicating information. This course will take a “hands on” approach in order to help students understand the big picture of teaching, learning, and assessment.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify biblical principles of teaching and learning and their application to leadership.
  2. Articulate the relationship between leadership and teaching.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the principles, practices, and dynamics of selected contemporary learning theories.
  4. Create the conceptual framework for teaching and learning.
  5. Analyze and create principles and practices of learning assessment for an instructional setting.
  6. Explore and create teaching strategies and methodologies that can enhance classroom instruction or organizational training.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (8)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Book Review

The student will conduct a 4–6-page Book Review of Teaching the World, using current APA format. The review must follow the specific guidelines provided in Blackboard.

Curriculum Design Project

Reading Report

The student will submit a written Reading Report Form for this course, attesting to the fact that he/she completed all required reading.