Learning and Teaching Theology Discussion Forum
Although the name and medium is relatively recent, the LATT Discussion Forum is the latest iteration in several previous (print) publications from SCD with the same aim – promote excellence in theological learning and teaching with a focus on the practice of theological education.
11 May, 2020
Writing on the topic, Identifying effective and innovative teachers, Assoc Prof Paul McKechnie says youth, old age, ugliness, foreign accents, unpopular beliefs, general eccentricity―any or all of these may be harmless but dullness in teaching can’t be tolerated.
11 May, 2020
Writing on the topic, Identifying effective and innovative teachers, Dr Rob Fringer argues that effectiveness is most important and is often buttressed by innovation. Effectiveness, he says, must be measured in line with one’s institutional mission and identity.
22 August, 2019
Prof Darren Cronshaw shares 13 points to note on research and learning & teaching at the Sydney College of Divinity.
11 December, 2018
Learn what is fan fiction, as Ben Chenoweth suggests using Biblical fan fiction assignments in theological education.
9 October, 2018
Effective learning is powered by the student’s curiosity and shaped by their context. In part 2, Assoc Prof Stephen Smith continues his reflections on areas for experimentation in instructional design.
8 October, 2018
Dr Bruce Allder reflects on Jill W Fresen’s article, “Embracing distance education in a blended learning model: challenges and prospects”. Distance Education 2018, Vol.39, No.2 224-240.
2 October, 2018
Regardless of the technology, effective learning should cut through the noise of modern life and engage students in a rigorous learning experience. In part 1, Assoc Prof Stephen Smith introduces some current areas for experimentation by instructional designers.
25 September, 2018
Eduators who ignore the human need to “make sense” of their world lose an opportunity to take into account the learner’s motivation priorities, previous knowledge, work/life situation, professional needs, and desired areas of development, all powerful internal drivers for learning.
21 September, 2018
Assoc Prof Stephen Smith highlights the importance for deep and effective learning of exposure to rich experiences, the opportunity to practice, exchange with others, and reflection on action.
21 May, 2018
Dr Bruce Allder offers his musings on Mathew Hillier’s article, “Bridging the digital divide with off-line e-learning” in the Distance Education Vol 39, No. 1 January 2018.
8 November, 2017
SCD continues to stimulate reflection on the theory and practice of theological education with its new LATT Discussion Forum, the latest iteration in several previous (print) publications from SCD with the same aim.