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Reading (20 points) Complete reading assignments prior to the class session listed with each assignment. Bring to class notes on the reflection questions and be prepared to discuss the material. Fashion Me a People: Curriculum in the Church by Maria Harris. (Read by February 13) Reflection Questions: What do you see as the most significant insights from Harris?How does Harris define education? How would you explain her concepts to your lay volunteer teachers? How does Harris define curriculum? What challenges will we face in our effort to shape the whole life of the church as the curriculum? What will we gain if we succeed? The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard, chapters 1, 2, 8, and 9 (Read by February 20) Reflection Questions: According to Willard, why are churches failing in making disciples? What does he believe are the essentials in a curriculum for becoming an apprentice and disciple of Jesus? How can you use insights from Willard in your curriculum design? Learning Styles: Reaching Everyone God Gave You to Teach by Marlene D. LeFever. (Read by March 6) Reflection Questions: What kind of learner are you? Which learning styles are served best by the kind of teaching usually experienced by the learners for whom you are designing your curriculum materials? The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen (Read: Prologue by March 13, the whole book by March 27) Reflection Questions: How is the Scripture approached and used in the churches you know? What insights from Bartholomew and Goheen will you incorporate in your curriculum plans? Creative Teaching Methods by Marlene D. LeFever. (Read by May 8) Reflection Questions: Which methods can be used in the materials you are writing?

Publication Date

January 2007


Asbury Theological Seminary


SP07, Kentucky, CD665, KY, Spring, Wilmore



CD 665 Curricullum Theory, Development, and Selection