“Familiar with basic faith nurture and learning theories: faith development over the life cycle, multiple intelligences, constructivist learning design (eg Parker Palmer’s community of truth model), developmental learning principles, cross cultural learning, etc.”
I noted this:
“At this time this is not a competency I have acquired. Ed I was the first chance I had to really begin to understand how to apply these theories. I am not familiar with most of them and am hoping through coursework I will become more so.”
As I reflect on this second Ed course, I realize that I have indeed learned a new intelligence and learning design that encompasses the cross cultural learning of the internet and media today. It is so easy to take it for granted- I have internet and ability and knowledge to use it. I forget that I know things that many do not- even in my own home. ‘Mom, how do you use this security thing again for virus control?’ ‘Honey, how do I connect the printer to the network?’
How easy it is to not even realize that this ability and knowledge can leave others behind in the church community- or- it can bring them closer. The important part is remembering I have this tool- that others out there want to use it too and that we can bring everyone together with it- even those who choose not to use it. We can share the gospel in a whole new way (cue A Whole New World from Disney’s Aladdin).