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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Teaching the Bible BIB 160

Formerly Teaching the Bible BIB 115

30 hours (12 weeks).

Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
January 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine Jesus' use of the Scripture in His teaching; the Apostles' use of the Scripture in their teaching and writing; develop skills for exploring the context of a text; identify various genres of Biblical text and use appropriate means to understand and teach the text; practice the OCIA method of exploring a text; identify and use appropriate resources to explore Biblical texts and contexts; name the strengths and uses of common Bible translations; practice the expository method of teaching the Bible; practice the discovery method of teaching the Bible; identify and use effective introductions and conclusions when teaching the Bible; identify various types of questions to facilitate discussion and learning; lead meaningful discussions of a Biblical text; and understand characteristics of children and adolescents and incorporate those in lessons when teaching the Bible.

The course involves lecture, discussion, reading, lesson plans, and presentations in order to practice skills for exploring context, identifying the main idea, and interpreting text. The two types of learning to be examined are exposition and discovery.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Bible or Religious Education (11/10) (10/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).