Welcome to Training Teachers Online
Table of Contents
Lesson 1: Introduction to Educational Philosophies and Foundations
  • Explain the Colossian heresy
  • Explain the biblical meaning of truth
  • Explain integrating truth in education
  • Define philosophy
  • Define and explain the preeminence of Jesus Christ
  • Define Christian apologist
  • Define worldview and biblical worldview
  • Identify the five worldview belief clusters
Lesson 2: Building Foundations for a Christian School (Part 1)
  • Define wise man, simple man, scorner, and fool
  • Explain the relationship of truth to wisdom
  • Define ontology, epistemology, and ethics
  • Explain the anthropic principle
  • Explain the reasons for the surge in Christian schools since the 1960s
  • Identify the five Bible truth elements of a Christian school foundational program
  • Explain the rationale for the inclusion of the Person of God in the development of a biblical philosophy of education
  • Describe the “Seven Person of God” principles
Lesson 3: Building Foundations for a Christian School (Part 2)
  • Describe the priority of the Word of God
  • Explain the four “Priority of the Word of God” principles
  • Describe the properties of children
  • Explain the five “Properties of Children” principles
  • Write a personal philosophy of Christian school education
Lesson 4: Hebrew History, Theology, Philosophy, and Education
  • Identify five important philosophical questions
  • Explain the Age of Innocence
  • Explain the Age of Conscience
  • Explain the Noahic Covenant
  • Describe the Abrahamic Covenant
  • Describe the Mosaic Covenant
  • Describe the influence of the Hebrew nation on American education
  • Identify the four levels of Hebrew education
  • Discuss the Hebrew curriculum and teaching methodology
  • Identify key Hebrew educators
Lesson 5: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Education, and History
  • Define philosophy as defined by the Greeks
  • Name and describe Athens’ three famous philosophers—Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Describe Athenian education
  • Explain the Socratic approach to questioning
  • List and describe the seven theories opposed by Plato
  • Describe Aristotle’s educational theory
  • Explain the role of the state in Athenian education
  • Describe two beliefs embraced by the Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics, and Neoplatonists
  • Describe Roman Education
  • Name and describe Rome’s famous philosophers
  • Define “Catechumenal Schools” and “Catechetical Schools”
  • Discuss the impact of Augustine’s philosophy on education
Lesson 6: Dark Ages to 21st Century: Philosophy, Education, and History
  • Identify the major theologians during the Dark Ages and their contributions to theology
  • Define Scholasticism
  • Discuss the educational developments during the Dark Ages
  • Identify the social changes during the Renaissance
  • List Erasmus’ key ideas and his major work achievements
  • Name the major educators during the Reformation and describe their contributions to education
  • Identify the major educators during the Enlightenment and describe their contributions to education
  • Describe the types of schools in Colonial America
  • Discuss the impact of Horace Mann’s and Francis Wayland Parker’s educational beliefs on American education  
  • Explain the impact of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution on American  education
  • Define compulsory education