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Telematiese onderrig en teologiese opleiding: blikpunte op moontlike probleme

Gerda de Villiers, Christo Lombaard

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 25, No 1 (2004), 68-80. doi: 10.4102/ve.v25i1.260

Submitted: 03 October 2004
Published:  05 October 2004


The new medium of the internet offers possibilities for teaching Theology unforeseen by previous generations of theological scholars. In this paper, the authors explore some difficulties inherent in such  theological  “education”. Seven issues are identified and briefly discussed, relating each to the matter of theological training by  means  of  the  internet:  critical, insightful  reading  of  information  on the internet; breadth rather than depth of content; the matter of space and context;  the  ideology of almost unlimited student numbers taught by a small group of  lecturers;  the problem of miscommunication; the social dimensions to learning; the use of an “all-rounder” versus a team of different experts.

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Gerda de Villiers, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
Christo Lombaard, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa


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