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ERIC Number: ED402241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking of Faith: Eliciting and Enriching Student Discussions of Religion.
Bishop, Philip E.
This short essay along with workshop materials outlines constructive ways for Humanities teachers to stimulate discussions on religion. The activities and procedures are based on the author's own experience and philosophy. Student centered discussions are effective and less risky for engaging in religious issues. Student discussions also are the best way to involve students who feel threatened by religious subjects and to take advantage of the many religious beliefs shared by students. General procedures for getting religious discussions started are to encourage participation by way of "I-statements"; have a plan of topics to discuss beforehand; ask open-ended questions; validate positions; rationalize; reason and always promote respectful and civil dialogue as both a personal and historical topic. A sample template for discussions, sample activities, and discussion questions are included. Contains 13 references. (JAG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A