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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. Hearts, Brains, and Growing Pains by Lois Keffer and Dean Stone. (Read by June 8) Reflection Questions: Consult “Project 1.” Fashion Me a People: Curriculum in the Church by Maria Harris. (Read by June 8) 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? How to Write and Use Instructional Objectives by Norman E. Gronlund. (Read by June 8) Reflection Questions: How can identifying objectives assist the discipleship curriculum designer and the teacher or group leader? About Teaching; 4MAT in the Classroom by Bernice McCarthy. (Read by June 14)Or, if you have already read McCarthy, read Learning Styles by Marlene D. LeFever. 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? Invest four hours in reading and research that expands your knowledge of teaching methodologies. (Read by June 17) Invest four hours reviewing published curriculum resources. (Report due June 24) On the due dates, submit a card indicating that you have completed the required reading.

Publication Date

January 2005


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, Kentucky, CD665



CD 665 Curricullum Theory, Development, and Selection