10 Principles on Learning

10 Principles on Learning

October 17, 2016—I recently attended a panel on continuing education. One of the questions at the center of conversation had to do with effective models for continuing education programs. Some sound ideas were shared, but many missed the mark, educationally speaking. Whether we design a program for continuing education or any other educational event we will do well to keep certain principles of learning in mind.

The following are principles and practices for effective learning experiences:

How well and how consistently do you apply the ten principles in your educational enterprises?

Israel Galindo is Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education at the Columbia Theological Seminary. Formerly, he was Dean at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He is the author of the bestseller, The Hidden Lives of Congregations (Alban), Perspectives on Congregational Leadership (Educational Consultants), and A Family Genogram Workbook (Educational Consultants), with Elaine Boomer and Don Reagan.

His books on Christian education include Mastering the Art of Instruction,The Craft of Christian Teaching (Judson), How to be the Best Christian Study Group Leader (Judson), Planning for Christian Education Formation (Chalice), and A Christian Educator’s Book of Lists (S&H), and Theories of Learning for Christian Educators and Theological Faculty.

Galindo contributes to the Wabash Center’s blog for theological school deans.

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