Most teachers would like to know what is really going on inside the heads of their students. All students have deep seeded biases, which shape how they think, feel and act. These biases are often hidden from training staff and even to the students themselves. Research has shown that a large percentage of Christian young people don’t think “Christianly.” Many have core assumptions that form “secret ideas” that have more influence on them than learned lessons from studying theology and the Bible.
As a student progresses through the b4worldview
course, they are presented with stories and scenarios that represent what they face in common, everyday situations. With each encounter, the students are asked questions that do not cue them to their expressed beliefs but rather capture what sits underneath their consciousness. From these answers the b4worldview
system develops metrics that assess the student’s biases or core assumptions. These metrics are then organized and reported to the course sponsor so that they can see the deep ideas that really guide their students.
The analytics reported on the student cohort have several benefits to the sponsor.
- Curriculum can be fine-tuned to specifically address the content the students need to grasp.
- The extent the students’ biases vary from the mind of Christ can guide the sponsor on how to challenge and confront their students’ biases, such as in small group discussions and offline mentoring.
- The sponsor can evaluate how prepared students entering their program are as they begin their training and how student biases may vary across time with different cohorts.
- The sponsor can better articulate to their market how their program better addresses the problem of hidden biases that leave students at risk to doubts about their Christian faith.
The report enlightens the sponsor to see beneath the surface of their student cohorts. See and download an example report.