This textbook supplement has been prepared to help you present Adventist values, lifestyle, beliefs and mission along with essential subject content vital to Adventist education. Most of the Adventist schools within the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) use government or public syllabi and textbooks for all but Bible subjects and this supplement is intended to assist you to make your classes more Adventist.
The materials provided in this supplement are not intended to give the entire Adventist curriculum but rather, provide ways to go about making your lessons Adventist. Examples are given to help you learn how to make your own applications suited to the needs of your students. You should seek other approaches, methods and applications beyond what is included here to achieve the ideals for our children.
supplement is organized in four easy steps: The first section is the personal
preparation and orientation a teacher should have when doing values education.
The second and third sections give the approaches and applys them to the
course outline. These are repeated in each subject area. The final section
deals with evaluation and adjustments for improvement.
|4 Steps to Integration of Faith and Values|
|STEP 1. Personal Preparation||Spiritual Preparation|
|Wholesome virtues are from God|
|Virtues become values when they are owned|
|Teaching at the student’s developmental level|
|Adventist Philosophy of Education|
|STEP 2. Learning the Approaches - included in each subject section||Explain the philosophy and rationale|
|Create a spiritual atmosphere|
|Prepare students to fulfill the mission of the church|
|Feature model Christian contributors|
|Use REBIRTH to teach virtues|
|Add essential Adventist content|
|Link topics to faith and virtues|
|Use supporting resources|
|STEP 3. Integrate course outline||Use approaches in step 2 and write plans in the course outline|
|STEP 4. Evaluate and adjust||How can we do it better?