ERIC Number: ED211474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Religion. Essay on Teaching Able Students.
DeVault, Mary T.; McIlhiney, David B.
The Department of Religion at Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire) offers more than a dozen courses, loosely grouped under the headings of scripture, theology, ethics, comparative religion, and philosophy. Approximately half of the enrollment in this department is in the area of biblical studies, where a close scrutiny is provided of either the Hebrew or Christian scriptures for the students, most of whom have had little previous acquaintance with biblical materials. Another popular course is in the area of ethics, in which students are confronted not only with personal decision making but also with such larger issues as genetic engineering, political morality, and world hunger. The method of teaching is a small group seminar with an emphasis on group discussion, personal journal writing, and frequent contact with the teacher for interchange of ideas and for answers to questions concerning sources, oral tradition, geography, and first-century culture and history. (JD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Biblical Literature, Critical Reading, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Ethical Instruction, Group Discussion, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see SP 019 253.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Phillips Exeter Academy NH