Monday, July 11, 2005

Teaching children

Went to the workshop on writing and presenting talks to children by Sandy Galea in ARPC this evening, after going for the convo in the afternoon.

What on earth was I there for? Well, on one hand I'm not totally ruling out the possibility of helping out in a children-related ministry, and also that I was curious with regards to my questions. The lamest reason I could probably give was that I'll have nothing much to do anyway (so to speak) since the project is ALMOST over.

Some of the points given there were very similar to what we'd keep in mind whilst choosing teachers of the word, like having mature christians who know how to study and apply the bible to teach, rather than (a common mistake, not one that is all across the board) having either teens or new christians teach children.

Overall, she gave some pointers on what to remember when preparing and delivering talks to children, along with some examples of what they mean. The talks initially cracked me up, a whole group of (young and not so young) adults participating as children in a "talk", but it was really fun(ny) and surprisingly engaging.

So far, the things that are considered are pretty much the same as for all other settings (which wouldn't come as a surprise): the mindsets of the target audience, how they think as opposed to how we think, getting their attention, how to handle the possible combinations of people there. The rest was up to the different methods that can be used to deliver, and the pros and cons.

Will be going for the second one tml (How to teach God's truth creatively). Too bad there were people who could be going too but didn't go.... ;)

On second thought, the title of this post now seems a bit off...

3 comments:

Darknesseyes said...

Boox uncle, I camee by ur blog - waves. Haha, I know im out of point -.-

taiyongchieh said...

Good for you bro!

t-cube said...

u talking abt me huh? dun like tt lah.. i want to go listen one... nvm lah... u guys can teach me...