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Abba’s Glory Institute Curriculum Study Guide

ENTRY LEVEL SKILLS

Elementary reading knowledge is necessary for students to complete the courses. If the group falls below the entry level reading skill or members cannot read or write, guidelines for adapting materials to illiterate people are provided in the Harvestime International Institute course entitled "Teaching Tactics."

A GUIDE TO COURSE FORMAT

 Each course is in workbook format.  Each course contains:

 Introductory Page:  This identifies the course as part of the Institute.

 How To Use This Manual:  A brief guide to using the course.

 Suggestions For Group Study:  Guidelines for using the course in a group setting.

 Course Introduction:  This identifies the module of which the course is a part, gives the name of the course, and presents an introduction to the subject matter.

 Course Objectives:  Major objectives are stated in terms of what the student should be able to do upon completion of the course.

 Chapter Organization:   Each chapter contains an introduction and list of objectives for that chapter.  A key verse focuses on the major concept taught in the chapter.  Lesson content is presented  in a modified outline format. This means the material is divided by headings and subheadings, special  titles which identify  the content of the following paragraphs.  This format enables the student to teach what he learns to others by following the outline.

 Self-Test: At the conclusion of each chapter a self-test is provided.  Answers to tests are provided in the back of each manual.  (Note: If you are teaching in a group situation and you do not want students to have access to the answers, simply remove these answer pages.)

 For Further Study:  This is the final section in each chapter.  It encourages additional independent study on the subject matter.

SUGGESTED STUDY STEPS

 The curriculum of Abba’s Glory Institute is designed so that other reference books are not required to complete the courses.  You do not need a Bible concordance, dictionary, Bible handbook, atlas, or commentary, etc.  If you have access to these materials their use is encouraged, but they are not necessary to complete the training.  You do need a Bible in your own language.

Encourage students to set a special time for study each day and start with prayer to God that the Holy Spirit will quicken their mind to learn God's truths.  Train them to follow this "Seven Step Study Plan":

 STEP ONE - Course Survey:

 Read the module and course titles on the introductory page of the manual.  Use the curriculum list to see where the course fits into the pattern of Institute training. Read the chapter titles in the "Table Of Contents" of the manual.  They provide an overview of the study.  Read the "Introduction" which introduces the subject matter.  Read the "Course Objectives."  These are the main goals for your study of this course.  After you complete the course survey you are ready to begin the first chapter.  For this and all other  chapters use steps Two through Six.

STEP TWO - Chapter Survey:

Read the "Objectives" of the chapter.  These are the goals you should achieve by studying this lesson.  Read the "Key Verse" and memorize it for the "Self-Test."  This verse summarizes the basic concept of the chapter.  Read the "Introduction" to the chapter.  This introduces the content of the lesson.  Go through the chapter and read the headings (titles which are centered) and subheadings (titles which are even with the left hand margin).  These introduce the basic outline of the chapter.

STEP THREE - Chapter Study:

Now you are ready to study the chapter in detail.  Read through the entire chapter.  Do not skip any material.  As you read, underline important points and write notes or questions in the margins.  When you are told to look up a reference in the Bible and read it, be sure to do so.

STEP FOUR - Chapter Review:

Review the objectives at the beginning of the chapter.  Have you met each of these goals in your study?  If not, study the materials again.  Can you quote the "Key Verse" from memory? Review the chapter headings, subheadings, and your own study notes and underlined portions.

STEP FIVE - Self-Test:

Take the "Self-Test" for the chapter.  When you finish, compare your answers with the correct answers given at the back of the manual.  Study again the material for any questions which you did not answer correctly.  

STEP SIX - For Further Study:

Do the assigned projects in the "For Further Study" section.  These activities will develop independent study habits and expand your knowledge of the subject matter.

STEP SEVEN - Course Review:

 Upon completion of all the chapters of the course,  refer back to the major objectives given at the beginning of the manual. Have you achieved these major objectives?  If not, you may need to review certain portions of the course again.