GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY
OUR LEARNING METHOD
The Hebrew language uses one root word (lamad) for the two words "to teach" and "to learn". In the Hebrew culture, the teacher has not taught unless the student has learned. All learning and teaching are ultimately to be found in the fear of the Lord. The goal of teaching is not in the impartation of facts, but in the changing of lives. For the Hebrews, “knowledge” (yadah) involves personal encounter and response to God's revelation. In the LAMAD method of learning, we are returning to the Hebraic concept of education, including this personal encounter and revelation. The classroom becomes a place of impassioned discussion and the sharing of real life experience. It is a place where we meet God and share in the life experiences of others. The classroom becomes a place where we practice truth. The classroom is not separated from life but is actually part of our lives.
PRINCIPLES OF THE LAMAD METHOD OF LEARNING