What is Curriculum? From Latin, it meas "to run the course." Click on the sections below to see different ways of thinking about curriculum and your church.
The follwoing can be found here: www.vts.edu/page/center-for-the-ministry-of-teaching/publications/episcopal-teacher.
Where to begin?
Creating a curriculum is about more than simply purchasing packaged lesson plans The definition of curriculum is "the subjects comprising a course of study in a school." Use this page to help you find set program or putting together one of your own.
From The New World of Curriculum by Sharon Ely Pearson
As we know, the root word for curriculum is currere – “a course to be run.” Curriculum is one of many resources to help us “run the course” of being a lifelong disciple of Christ. At one time the teacher was “the sage on the stage,” using curriculum to pour information into the “empty vessels” of a child’s brain.
In today’s world, we understand how teachers and students learn together. We are partners as we teach and mentor others on the journey of faith. Curriculum has been and will continue to be a fluid dynamic that influence what is being taught as well how it will be taught. By fluid I mean that it needs to adapt as learners, educational techniques and lest we forget, technology change.
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