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Part A: Resource for Others

In your assigned small group, design and present a video bible study resource that could be used by any church home group to introduce the prophet Amos, his message and its relevance for today (you should NOT actually deliver this to a group, it is a video resource, so is meant to be available to groups to use without you being present).  This should be a single session (imagine the Diocese is producing a series of these overview resources for churches on all the prophetic books and you have been asked to produce the one on Amos). Don't ask participants to read the whole book first - you should give them key passages to read during the session.


You should use the knowledge you have gained from the module, putting it into an engaging and informative session that includes discussion questions. The session should last no more than 25 minutes (don't make it too much shorter though) and it must be videoed (please do NOT embed audio in a powerpoint file, it's almost impossible to get it to play, use video technology). You may also produce handouts and extra resources if you wish.  The video and any extra resources should be submitted to one member's GoogleDrive folder (decide together which member this will be, and then that member should email to ask for the the link to the folder).  In the Resources section you will find an example of this assignment - please don't just copy it! You will also find a Guidance sheet to help you with the assignment, please read it before you start.

Length: 15 - 25 minutes maximum

Please name your file 'Assignment 1 Part A - Resource for Others'


Part B: Commentary

Individually, write or audio record a rationale for your project.  Include a brief description of the approach you decided to take together, what you decided to include in the resource and, crucially, why, how you feel it went when you put it altogether as well as how you found working in a group.  Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the finished resource and what you might do differently on another occasion. Each student should  submit to their own GoogleDrive folder (email to obtain the link).  You may write this part of the assignment or record it as an audio/video file. Make sure you include a full bibliography of any books/videos you read/watched to help you with your part of the session.

Length: 1000 word or 10 minutes.

Please name your file 'Assignment 1 Part B - Commentary'

Due by for 2023 Trainee Readers: 5th May 2023

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Create a short reflective learning journal of dated reflections from each session. There should be at least one reflection for each session (apart from the Study Days unless there was something that particularly struck you in which case please add that to the reflections on the next session). The reflections can be your Forum posts, things you've written in your reflective learning journal or a mixture of both. Be selective and concise so you don't go over the word limit! We are looking to see your learning over the course of the module and how this has helped you to grow in your own ministry and faith journey. These instructions can also be found on the Template  in the Resources section below.


Please make sure you fulfil all the learning outcomes for this assignment which you will find on the first page of the template.  Please also ensure that you accurately reference the key texts and any other resources you've used (see Guide to Referencing document if you're unsure how to do this).


You may write this assignment or record it as an audio/video file (if you choose the latter please remember to say the date and title of the post/reflection before recording it. It would be helpful if you could record these all into one file but if not it would help if they are  edited together into one file. If you are unable to do this please gather them into one folder and submit that  instead).


Please submit to your GoogleDrive folder.

Length: 3000 words or 30 minutes maximum

Please name your file 'Assignment 2 - Reflective Journal'

Due Date for 2023 Trainee Readers:  5th May 2023

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