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ERIC Number: EJ1003192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Bridging the "Great Divide" in Undergraduate Religion: An Experiment in Faculty/Student Collaboration
Lanci, John R.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v16 n2 p152-164 Apr 2013
Undergraduate students today often enroll in introductory religious studies or theology classes because they want the time and space to reflect on their personal spiritual questions. Such a motivation can clash with the faculty's desire to introduce students to rigorous academic study of their field. Barbara Walvoord has proposed four "voices" that students may develop that will assist both student and faculty to cross this "great divide." This essay explores the ways in which a course based in engaged pedagogical theory and practice--in this case, problem-based learning--can provide an effective space for students to "find their voices," take control of their own learning, and fulfill both their own and their professor's expectations. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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