Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Principles of Chassidic Philosophy on Methodology (EDU212/PHI250)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
May 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the process of Mesorah and analyze its implications for today’s Jewish education systems and teaching practices; apply Torah and Chassidic philosophy to the broader aspects of methodology; explain the role of teaching Hebrew reading in instilling Torah values; compare and assess teaching Hebrew reading strategies; create activities which apply these strategies and evaluate effectiveness; examine the challenge of technology for Torah education and propose procedures for effective and responsible use of technology for educators; and discuss the role and obligations of parents and the public in education, and deduce guidelines for adoption.
Major topics include: development of Torah Study and its transmission from Mt. Sinai through current times; Torah based education – standards of Mesorah: how Mesora guides teaching Hebrew reading, Chabad traditions for teaching Torah and addressing the challenges of technology, without compromising Mesorah; role of the parent/ parenting- the obligations parents and children have to one another.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Philosophy, Jewish Studies, or Religion (5/23).