Diploma in Theology by Blended Learning
Students might be more familiar with terms like ‘distance learning,’ ‘open learning’, ‘extension studies’, ‘evening classes’ or ‘study by correspondence.’ All these terms refer basically to the same thing: a range of study materials and events for people unable to attend residential full-time or part-time study.
We offer our Diploma in Theology through a unique combination of distance learning and residential face- to -face teaching. This gives our students the best of both worlds: the flexibility of independent self-study, lively personal interactions with our experienced theological lecturers, and fruitful times of fellowship with other distance learning students. TEEM uses an integrated method which is sometimes called ‘blended learning.’
By choosing a College with a Blended Learning approach, you tap into high quality education. Distance or Open Learning is a universally, very well established method of study, well suited for those who are unable, due to other commitments, to attend a residential study program. The experience of the Open University (in the UK or UNISA in South Africa) over the past decades have demonstrated that distance learners can readily and easily achieve high levels of competence. Our own course books, which are part of the course material and are included in the tuition fee, are specifically designed to expose our students to the highest possible standard: academically, pastorally and spiritually.
In addition, we meet our students every month for seminars/tutorials. The aim of the tutorials is to facilitate discussion and exchange about the learning material. The focus is on understanding and application based learning.