The Dick, Carey & Carey Instructional Design ModelThis Instructional Design project was created using the Dick, Carey & Carey model. The project involved creating an online course for teaching Art History in parrallel with a Bible study. The resulting course is available at http://art.theseeker.org/.
Needs AssessmentDesired status: 12th graders who attend church need to know Christianity is not an isolated subject, but can span many disciplines (i.e.: engineering, mathematics, literature, science, health, history, art).
Actual status: Many young adults leave church after graduating from high school. 37% of those ages 18 to 29 who previously attended church quit attending (http://www.gallup.com/poll/6124/Religiosity-Cycle.aspx).
Reasons given for dropping out (http://www.christianpost.com/news/survey-reasons-why-young-adults-quit-church-28813/):
Need: By focusing the discipline of art history, students should see how the Bible can include other studies and give students a broader view, thus increasing their faith. All students should be able to pass a test (70%) that requires them to identify several periods of art history and to make a Biblical connection.
Purpose of NeedGoal statement: The goal of this study is to develop a stronger faith in graduating seniors by studying the Bible in parallel with art history. Students should be able to recognize several periods of art history and make a Biblical reference to each.
Problem: 12th graders need to broaden their scope of Biblical studies to include other applications.
Solution: Help prepare high school seniors for this transition into adulthood. Assist them in cutting the Biblical cord of their parents' faith and developing their own faith. They are now at the level that they need apologetic evidences to firm up their faith. Bringing in supplemental studies, such as engineering, art, mathematics, biology, literature, history and art can help to reinforce their faith.
Learning ContextWhy study the Bible in parallel with art history? Do they have anything in common? You may be surprised at the answers. Many times the Bible is studied in an isolated environment, and other resources concurrent with events in the Bible are not utilized.
Much of the Bible is revealed in a chronological sequence that can be paralleled with the progress of art. By studying both art and the Bible we can gain a bigger appreciation and understanding of both. This study will also interject some science, math, mythology, and archeology.
This study will be available as an eLearning course or can be taught in a classroom with an included Power Point presentation.
Learner AnalysisEntry Skills: The students should be able to locate Bible verses. It would benefit students to know the countries located around the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East. Some basic world history such as what countries were in power would help. Students do not need to be artistic, but it would help to know about painting, sculpture and architecture.
Prior Knowledge of Topic Area: None required.
Attitudes toward Content and Potential Delivery System: Students may be skeptical about the subject and view this as a gimmick. It is important upfront to address this attitude. It may be that their parents are forcing them to take this class. It is essential to grab their interest at the beginning.
Academic Motivation: It is key to grab the students' attention and make the study relevant to them. Testing will only be conducted as a self check.
Educational and Ability Levels: As high school students, they should be able to navigate easily through the course.
General Learning Preferences: The majority of students' personal learning style would be very open to eLearning. Some may prefer it over lecture. Some adults taking this course may wish to teach it in a lecture format. A PowerPoint presentation will be included for that purpose.
Attitudes toward Training Organization: The study will most likely be presented to students by a youth minister or church leader. Their attitude towards that person may taint their perspective of this course.
Group Characteristics: The target is primarily high school seniors from a church background; however, it can be used for other ages. It is probably too advanced for those below the ninth grade. The target audience maybe questioning everything they were told in the past and looking for a new perspective. This is the group that is the challenge for this study.
ObjectivesGoal: High school graduating seniors will learn the Bible in parallel with art history.
Instructional Objective 1:
Students will be able to discuss how they were created to be creative, using Biblical references.
Instructional Objective 2:
Students will be able to define aesthetics, and how it is a divine attribute.
Instructional Objective 3:
Students will be able to identify periods of art from Prehistoric Art to Gothic Art and make Biblical associations.
AssessmentsAssessments are included in the course. Each assessment question has been aligned with the course objectives. They are not displayed here in order to maintain the integrity of the instruction.
Instructional StrategyGoal: High school graduating seniors will learn the Bible in parallel with art history.
Informing the Learner of the Objectives:
Stimulating Recall of Prerequisite Skills:
Objective 1: Students will be able to discuss how they were created to be creative, using Biblical references.
Objective 2: Students will be able to define aesthetics, and how it is a divine attribute.
Objective 3: Students will be able to identify periods of art from Prehistoric Art to Gothic Art and make Biblical associations.
Provide a timeline for periods of art. How did they influence each other? How were the Jews influenced by them?