Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Education (MEd)
Robert C. Craig
David E. Willis
CHRIST is the Master-Teacher of all times. The truths He came to teach revolutionized the thinking and the living of the entire then-known world.
How did He teach? He taught in simple, soul -stirring stories; He taught with things--any kind of thing. He did not hesitate to use the tiniest of His creatures to movie-ize His instructions ... the mustard seed and the mountain, the sparrow and the camel, the grape and candle and coin.
Why did He teach this way? He knew what His people needed. He who made them would condescend to sense, to imagination, and thus rivet His teachings into mind and memory and will.
Psychology and pedagogy, experience and common sense, have strongly established the need and the usefulness of audio-visual aids. If such aids are needed in other fields of learning, are they not al so needed in the field of religion? The TV-controlled pupils of our present era live in a world of picture, sound, emotion, and imagination. Shall we stoop to their level? use their world as the pathway to another, a higher world? use these insignificant sense-things to introduce them to better things?
Levitzke, Mary Arlene, "A Study of Children's Understanding of Religious Vocabulary with Implications for the Use of Audio-Visual Aids" (1959). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1569.