Practical Teaching of Scripture – RLGN 360

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/04/2022

Course Description

A study of the basic principles and methods of teaching and learning as they apply to the communication of the Scriptures across various age groups. The student will combine scholarly research, proper Bible study, and suitable theological formation in order to successfully teach a passage of Scripture. Additionally, the student will engage in the process of evaluation in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their teaching.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course will provide the student with a practical procedure for constructing Bible lessons. It will enable the student to prepare a sound lesson that is supported with Scripture and an effective, well-organized outline. Thus, the student will be able to present God’s Word with meaning and applicable purpose.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize the importance of preparation in the teaching process.
  2. Demonstrate the components of a well-crafted presentation of the Scriptures.
  3. Conduct an evaluation of a Bible lesson.
  4. Utilize a practical method for preparing a Bible lesson.

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 the Course Overview. 

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. Discussions that use the Coley text must cite at least 2 direct quotes from that text in the thread. For the other discussion, acceptable sources include the Bible, Bible study resources, the course textbook, and relevant personal experience.  (MLOs: A, C)

SCORRE Teaching Method: Subject/Central Theme Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic CommunicationThe Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to identify a subject and central theme for each of 5 potential lessons. (MLO: D) 

SCORRE Teaching Method: Objective Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic CommunicationThe Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to establish an objective, proposition, response, and key word for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing. (MLO: D) 

SCORRE Teaching Method: Rationale Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic CommunicationThe Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to formulate the rationale, resources, and evaluation for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing. (MLOs: C, D) 

SCORRE Teaching Method: Outline Assignment

The student will use Secrets of Dynamic CommunicationThe Bible Story Handbook, and a provided template to produce a full SCORRE outline for each of the 5 potential lessons he/she will be developing. (MLO: D) 

Peer-Review Discussion: Collaborative Learning

The student will complete one Peer-Review Discussions in this course. This Peer-Review Discussion provides an opportunity for a collaborative learning experience. The students will receive many benefits by completing this assignment as collaborative learning provides an opportunity for students to share insights about each other’s work to note strengths and weaknesses. The student will post a thread of at least 300 words. The student must then post a minimum of 2 replies of at least 150 words. (MLOs: A, C)

SCORRE Teaching Method: Final Presentation Assignment

The student will select 1 of his/her 5 lessons and complete the necessary components of the teaching project, which consists of the SCORRE Teaching Method: Rationale Assignment for the selected lesson, the SCORRE Teaching Method: Outline Assignment for the selected lesson, and a presentation document of his/her choosing. (MLOs: B, C, D) 

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Textbook material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 40-minute time limit. (MLO: A)