Active Learning Techniques in the Christian Education Classroom and in Ministry Contexts

From: Volume 9, Issue 2: Fall 2012, The Profession of Teaching Christian Ed Pages 357-371


This article presents results of an ongoing mixed method study involving doctoral students’ perceptions of the use of Active Learning Techniques (ALTs) in both the on-campus classroom and in their particular ministry contexts. Respondents (N=58) include a wide range of ministry positions including senior pastors; ministers of youth, children, and music; and ministers of education. All received instruction in the use of ALTs in their doctoral studies and these approaches were modeled in teaching episodes. Participants in the study report using ALTs successfully in a local church setting.



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