Goal 1 of the SCD Learning and Teaching Plan suggests that we will:
Develop strategies for identifying effective and innovative teachers in the SCD and enabling these teachers to share their pedagogical approach and to be appropriately encouraged to continue developing.
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Dr Dean Smith shares an activity to help move from a rather ad hoc approach to PD, to a coherent and integrated approach that will greatly facilitate the development of effective and reflective practitioners in private theological higher education. Learn More
We invite you to share your experience in theological education for others to learn. You can submit an Educational Experiment and/or a successful Teaching Tactic implemented in your teaching.
Your mission: Try a new learning activity in class, just once this semester.
Write it up for others to learn from.
Here is a script:
- In my class … (name it, along with the level of students)
- I found … (describe the previous situation, what you were trying to move away from)
- I tried … (describe the new activity, and what you were hoping for)
- I noticed … (describe what you observed in the students as they participated in the learning activity)
- I heard the students say … (report their feedback)
- Next time, I’ll … (plan to improve it a little more)
Following a regular feature in the journal Teaching Theology & Religion, the Sydney College of Divinity has encouraged its faculty to submit their own examples. Submission can be made online or using this simple outline (maximum one typed page) to describe a successful classroom teaching tactic that could be replicated by other instructors.