I cant get the video to play but I can see the still of Dr Hahn so I am GUESSING that you are about to use the Didache Series. Yes it is very good in content but very poor in pedagogy.I have been in theological or catechetical education for many years and so have several friends and co-workers. One group was ecstatic to get the Didache Series implemented....and then couldn't wait until budget allowed them to change series. I just got word on the same from a friend who teaches in a diocesan high school in Washington. They have it and the teachers, while loving the content, dislike the pedagogy and feel it is meant more for a freshmen/college text.Is this IS the series you are speaking of then can't wait to hear your take on it at the end of the year.
Diakonos,Certianly after a few months of everyday use I will be able to more precisely address this new series, particularly in reference to it's pedagogy. However, I have already found the content to be vastly superior to the curriculum used last year as well as others I have seen. I also find the teachers manual to be well laid-out and containing plenty of activities and questions.Perhaps the issue is the new USCCB curriculum standards for high school?
I really do not know. I have only borrowed it and flipped through it myself. But a friend (priest) who teaches from it and another teacher I know while LOVING the content both thought it to be geared toward college in pedagogy. They never mentioned anything about the new standards.
I don't know any about the series but I just want to comment that Scott Hahn is an amazing theology teacher. I heard him teach through a series of CDs.
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