Sunday, April 10, 2011

A model of an extra credit opportunity for a New Testament course

There are ways of measuring students' learning. I use a variety of methods: quiz, exam, paper, group project and so forth. But at times, God willing, the Spirit descending, I feel like they need an additional opportunity to earn more credit than they can. The spirit of this chance is rigidity and flexibility. See below what I mean by:

In what way has this particular course, Introduction to the New Testament, impacted you? Address the following elements in your answer: 

1) Information or knowledge about the New Testament; 
2) Critical thinking (how your thinking changed?); 
3) Insights for ministry today.

Be creative, critical, and contextual when you deal with each of these elements. Deeply engage the texts along with the question of who you are in this world in relation to others.

"Test everything and hold fast to what is good" (1 Thess 5:21).

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