Leadership in Theological Education, Volume 2
Foundations for Curriculum Design
The ICETE Programme for Academic Leadership (IPAL) was officially established in 2010 and arose out of the need to provide training to theological institutions in different regions of the world. IPAL provides a three-year cycle of seminars for the professional development of evangelical academic leaders and administrators to help institutions in their pursuit of quality and excellence in theological education.
This publication is the second of three volumes intended to accompany and support the IPAL seminars as well as independently providing wider access to the principles required by academic leaders for institutional and curriculum development.
Each chapter shares and illustrates the expertise and understanding the contributors have of education and curriculum design in the field of evangelical academic institutions. With an intentional awareness of a wide range of non-Western contexts, this volume is a much-needed guide for course administrators around the world.
In this book the authors from across the globe, with proven expertise and experience in theological instruction and educational principles, provide atimely and relevant resource which clearly articulates the biblical foundations and learning theories and practices for effective curriculum design and implementation towards an enriching and transforming educational experience.I highly recommend this book for use by all faculty and academic leaders who desire and are committed to transformative theological education in their institutions.
Rev Emmanuel Chemengich, DMin
Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)
This book is a substantive and diverse tapestry, so vitally important and critical to the future of creative, God-blessed theological education. My prayer is that our courageous educators, especially those in its highest leadership, will be bold enough to read, study and implement the wisdom in this foundational resource.
William D. Taylor, PhD
Former faculty of Seminario Teológico Centroamericano
and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Thirty years with Mission Commission, World Evangelical Alliance
This book provides a comprehensive understanding of curriculum, and guides academic leaders through the complex process of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Written by seasoned theological educatorsfrom around the globe, this book serves as a much-needed roadmap to curriculum design for theological education. It will help theological institutions develop relevant training programs that will impact church and society in their contexts.
Theresa Roco-Lua, EdD
General Secretary, Asia Theological Association
In the current very complicated context of socio-political crisis in Eastern Europe between Ukraine and Russia, theseseminars especially deeply shaped my understanding of contextualized curriculum design and challenged me with questions regarding developing a learning community so that we would stay faithful to the kingdom of God and better fulfill the mission of the church.
Regional Director for Euro-Asia, Overseas Council
Director of Educational Development, E-AAA
Member of the ICETE board
Table of Contents
- Part I – Curriculum Design and Development
- 1. Foundations for Curriculum Design in Theological Education
- Fritz Deininger
- 2. The Role of Academic Leaders in Curriculum Design
- Paul Sanders
- 3. Steps for Curriculum Design
- Steve Hardy
- 4. Contextualized Curriculum Design
- Errol Joseph
- 5. Implementation of Changes and Evaluation in Curriculum Design
- John Lillis
- 6. The Role of Academic Leadership in Designing Transformative Teaching and Learning
- Allan Harkness
- 7. Assessment of Learning in Curriculum Development
- Charles de Jongh
- 8. Blended Learning: Curriculum Design for Effective Learning
- Rhonda McEwen
- 9. Developing a Learning Community in Theological Education
- Fritz Deininger