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ERIC Number: ED469976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 199
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56377-054-7
From Cloister to Commons: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Religious Studies. AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines.
Devine, Richard, Ed.; Favazza, Joseph A., Ed.; McLain, F. Michael, Ed.
This essays in this volume, 19th in a series, discuss why and how service-learning can be implemented in Religious Studies and what that discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. Part 1, "Service-Learning and the Dilemma of Religious Studies," contains: (1) "Service-Learning and the Dilemma of Religious Studies: Descriptive or Normative" (Fred Glennon); and (2) "Creating the Engaged University: Service-Learning, Religious Studies, and Institutional Mission" (Charles R. Strain). Part 2, "Service Learning and Its Communities," contains: (3) "Making Meaning: Reflections on Community, Service, and Learning" (Keith Morton); (4) "On En/Countering the Other" (Elizabeth M. Bounds, Barbara A. B. Patterson, and Tina Pippin); (5) "Service-Learning and Community Partnerships: Curricula of Mutuality" (Peter M. Antoci and Sandra K. Smith Speck); and (6) "Expanding the Horizon of Engagement: Pioneering Work at the University of Denver" (M. Elizabeth Blissman). "Course Chapters," part 3, contains: (7) "Toward an Assessment-Based Approach to Service-Learning Course Design" (Thomas G. McGowan); (8) "Service-Learning in an Introduction to Theology Course" (Robert Masson); (9) "'God and Human Suffering' as a Service-Learning Course" (Chris Johnson); (10) "'Religion and Social Engagement: Labor and Business Ethics'" (John Leahy and Kim Bobo); (11) "Making a Difference with Service-Learning: 'Christian Ethics'" (Walter H. Schuman); (12) "The Interweaving of 'World Religions' and Service-Learning in a Community College Setting" (Raj Ayyar); (13) "The Role of Service-Learning in the Transformation of 'Islam: Faith and Practice'" (Jonathan Brumbery-Kraus); (14) "'The History and Religion of Ancient Israel': An Introductory Course to the Hebrew Bible" (Bradley D. Dudley); and (15) "Fieldwork in the Jewish Community" (Terry Smith Hatkoff). Most chapters contain references. An appendix contains a print and electronic resource guide listing 42 resources. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
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Note: Published in cooperation with the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.