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Adult Education Methods and Models ( EDN 271 )

This course equips participants to facilitate adult learning in a variety of formal, non-formal and informal contexts. Adults being anyone considered so according to usually accepted definitions. Generally this means people aged around eighteen and over. So adult learning here refers to all post-secondary learning whether formal or informal. It was initially developed to prepare course staff and course leaders to be effective in their roles within a U of N course. But it is equally applicable in other contexts such as training small groups in a community, facilitating adult learning one on one, online learning, etc.

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to 'Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations.' (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.Focused DTS's: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc.Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

School of Ministry Development ( CHR 241 )

Leadership schools come in different forms, designed to meet the needs of the students, equipping them for servant leadership while giving opportunity for personal growth and development. The emphases offered in this category of school is: School of Ministry Development (SOMD) - During this school students discover and develop their gifts and talents in leadership roles. The course is especially designed for new staff at YWAM centres and is adapted to the context of the language and culture of the country in which it is taught. Some of the topics are: understanding the core values of YWAM, perspectives on missions, generational thinking, transforming cultures, personal fund-raising, worship and evangelism, personal ministry development, public speaking, spiritual authority, and conflict resolution.

TESOL Seminar ( HMT 147 )

This seminar trains those who will teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It covers all aspects of teacher training such as approaches, methods and techniques for teaching English, second language acquisition, course design, lesson planning, classroom management and the parts of speech and sounds of the English language.