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.
17 May, 2021
Dr Alan Galt discusses the study at CCPE that looked at the assessments by a sample group of teachers and students of how effective online learning was in achieving its goal of developing students’ ability to offer professional pastoral ministry.
18 March, 2021
Assoc Prof Peter Laughlin discusses living relevance as a crucial component to produce graduates who meet the expectations and desired outcomes of institutional stakeholders as well as connect with the ‘now’ of the students.
30 November, 2020
Ms Cheryll Bird discusses assessment and course design that models ways of being in society that are reflective and responsive, which is a significant aspect of practical theology.
21 July, 2020
Dr David Smith writes about Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform using the concept of gamification in education, that ACCS will be introducing in their learning.
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.