Category : Adult Education

Patterns of Adult Learning

Patterns of Adult Learning

The Fall semester is quickly approaching.  Some of us will be taking classes, some of us will be teaching/facilitating classes.  For those who will be teaching/facilitating classes, I’ve listed a few patterns of adult learning to help you with your preparation.  Teaching adults demands an understanding of adults as learners.  This information is taken from […]

Meaningful Lessons

Meaningful Lessons

Creative Bible teachers are always looking for different ways to make Scripture current and relevant to life today.  Adults will only learn what is meaningful to them, so the first question to be addressed when presenting a lesson is “What has this got to do with me, with my life, in the context of my […]

A New Role for the Teacher

A New Role for the Teacher

If telling is not teaching and listening is not learning, how does a teacher teach? By giving your student learning tasks.  A learning task is an open question put to the learners who have all the resources they need to respond, inviting their reflective response. As your learners work on learning tasks, in small groups […]

Wanted: Creative Bible Teachers

Wanted: Creative Bible Teachers

One of the most important jobs of a Bible teacher is to build a bridge between the biblical world and your student’s world.  It is a bridge that crosses both time and cultural boundaries.  This bridge must take the students into a society far different from his own and back again.  But it must span […]