Course Offering - The Mission of the Christian School

This course is our pilot online course offered at a special price and is an essential element of our recommended learning plans for educators and school leaders in Christian schools around the world.

Course Description

Both the Christian school and the secular school study the world around them, but they study it from significantly different perspectives and for significantly different purposes. This course explores those differences and helps us clearly articulate those differences in our thought processes and in our communication.

Course Title: "The Mission of the Christian School"Student with Bible AP

Course Format: online course (at: https://acsieu.org/moodle )

Course Language: English

Length of Course: 4 weeks (3-4 hours/week)

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This course is available to anyone interested in the course content. You do not need to be a member of ACSI or even be currently teaching. We require a minimum of 10 participants to begin the course. Please contact us for more details or questions. 

Participation requirements and costs:

  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks (for fluent English speakers) which equals 12 class hours of instruction (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Course fee: 20 Euro registration fee (payable by credit card) includes an electronic certificate of completion. This is a discounted fee for our pilot online course!
  • Remember that ACSI member schools in Europe receive 2 complimentary 4-week courses each year.
  • The course fee includes digital versions of the reading materials and a digital certificate of completion.
  • There is also an option to participate as a guest and use a generic login for supervisors or administrators who want to evaluate the course. Just send us an email request.
  • You can view more details in the course syllabus (link below).

 

Course Objectives - Participants will…

  1. articulate the differences between a Christian and a secular approach to education.
  2. identify several specific ways in which the Christian school teaches its students to think and act.
  3. investigate and discuss the biblical foundation that is central to education.
  4. analyze various definitions of education and comment on their strengths and weaknesses from a biblical perspective.
  5. evaluate their own school’s mission statement and student outcomes based on how these align with the biblical mandate for education.

 

Comments about this course from participants:

  • My most valuable takeaway has been the clear definition of a Christian school, the centrality of Christ to the teaching /learning experience. This definition was sharply drawn out for me, and is something that is in focus as my next major task.
     
  • Being able to interact with like minded people in different Christian Schools helped me to appreciate and learn from what others are doing. I was also able to critically look at my own schools mission statement. This course helped me to critically study all the activities we offer and to put them down in writing and see how they all work together in developing a Christ centred child.
     
  • Course materials broadened my perspective of Christian education. Participating in discussion forums helped me to learn from others and for me to share my experiences. Final peer assessment helped me to critically look at my school’s mission statement and to think of ways to improve it to become more central in equipping students to love and serve God. Mission statements from different schools helped me to appreciate our unity in diversity in Christian education.

 

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