Some Basic Thinking About Seminary Class Design
by Dr. J. Robert Clinton
The essence of the components making up a class designed for seminar involves three folders containing files or other folders. These three folders include: 1. Reading material containing the kind of subject matter material that comprises the course concepts;
2. Varied overview design materials (preliminary materials) like course descriptions and related items. These files focus the layout of the course and coordinate its delivery; 3. Actual detailed inputs that are given in the classroom week by week.
This paper gives a tree diagram (Figure 1), which lists under the three essential components all the basic items that Dr. Clinton has learned to design and use. He then goes on to give 3 Glossary-like tables, which define or describe each of the component items mking up the reading, preliminary and detailed inputs.