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Feb
07

Principles of CBTE: Integrated Outcomes

Let’s look another CBTE principle that undergirds Kairos. We have reviewed collaborative mission, mentored teamwork , contextualized discipleship, and customized mastery. Our focus today is integrated outcomes. We contend that competency-based theological education has the potential to call us back to a form of education that values relationships.

Feb
01

Principles of CBTE: Customized Mastery

Let's look at what it means to customize one’s journey toward and demonstration of mastery. This builds on our previous reviews of collaborative mission, mentored teamwork, and contextualized discipleship. Mastery can be an intimating word. Do we ever really “master” anything? We should all be invested in a process of ongoing development.

Jan
25

Principles of CBTE: Contextualized Discipleship

We continue our deeper dive into the six principles of CBTE by looking at contextualized discipleship. Looking at contextualized discipleship, we must continue to think of ourselves as stewards who are invited to explore and discover how God is inviting us to participate in the Great Commission!

Jan
18

Principles of CBTE: Mentored Teamwork

A few weeks ago, we started talking about how Kairos is a pioneering approach to theological education that encourages students, partners, resource providers, faculty, authors, etc. to build new experiences for students, mentors, and all participants. Last week, we explored collaborative mission. Now, let’s talk about mentored teamwork.

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...

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