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Jan
11

Principles of CBTE: Collaborative Mission

Last week, we shared how Kairos is a pioneering approach to theological education that encourages students, partners, resource providers, faculty, authors, and more to build new experiences for students, mentors and all participants. The goal is for the Kairos to be the connector between multiple points. This week we are going to explore collaborative mission.

Jan
04

Principles of CBTE: Introduction

The past few weeks, we explored what it might mean to envision Kairos as a platform on which an array of educational journeys could be constructed. Such an approach requires us to reconsider how quality, excellence, and mastery are understood. David Williams of Taylor Seminary walked us through several helpful ideas to consider in that process.

Dec
28

Kairos Series: CBTE As a Platform, Pt. 3

We have been talking about the principles and practices of competency-based theological education (CBTE). Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring the three aspects of a platform: the operational or business model, the power structure, and the educational philosophy. This week, we will go over the third aspect: the educational philosophy.

Dec
21

Kairos Series: CBTE As a Platform, Pt. 2

We have been talking about the principles and practices of CBTE. Last week, I shared there are three aspects of a platform that are important to understand: the operational or business model, the power structure, and the educational philosophy. We began by going over the operational or business model. Today, let’s explore power structures in a platform.

Dec
14

Kairos Series: CBTE As a Platform, Pt. 1

Recently, we have been talking about the principles and practices of competency-based theological education. In my last article, I asserted that if we combine the principles and practices of CBTE we can create, “a platform on which an array of discipleship journeys can be built.” Before getting to principles and practices, here's what I mean by platform.

Dec
07

Kairos Series: Practices of CBTE

Last week, we introduced the principles of competency-based theological education (CBTE) by sharing some of the attributes of CBTE programs. This week, we turn our focus to the practices that reinforce these principles. Just like the educational journey is fully integrated (whether we want to believe it is or not), organizational systems are as well. That means that...

Nov
30

Kairos Series: Principles of CBTE

Last week, we introduced the concept of competency-based theological education (CBTE). Today, we will explore its principles. Several schools within the Association of Theological Education are attempting to live into this new reality. Currently, Kairos is the most widely distributed community of learning built around the concepts of CBTE.

Nov
23

Kairos Series: From CBE to CBTE

We’ve been exploring the Kairos philosophy of education the past few weeks. Last week we took a deeper look at outcome-based and competency-based education and why they begin with the end in mind and how that differs from the approach often taken in modern higher education. Today, we introduce the concept of competency-based theological education.

Nov
16

Kairos Series: Exploring OBE & CBE

Last week we kicked off a new series exploring the Kairos philosophy of education. The next few weeks, we will explain why “competency-based education” may not be the best phrase to describe what Kairos is doing. To start, we will look at outcome-based and competency-based education and how they differ from modern higher education.

Nov
09

Kairos Philosophy Series Introduction

For several weeks, David Williams, President of Taylor Seminary, led us through a conversation about a new way of learning. He invited us to consider everything from how we understand Paul’s words in Romans to the standards of excellence that are embedded in Kairos to how one’s context shapes their learning in profound ways.

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