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ERIC Number: EJ1032075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Pedagogy as a Field Guide to the Ecology of the Classroom
Clingerman, Forrest
Teaching Theology & Religion, v17 n3 p217-220 Jul 2014
Reflecting on the complementary pedagogical models on teaching courses related to religion and the environment presented in this issue of the journal by Kevin O'Brien ("Balancing Critique and Commitment") and Jennifer Ayres ("Learning on the Ground"), I suggest ways in which these essays form a conversation about teaching. Together, O'Brien and Ayres show how the classroom must acknowledge the materiality and embodied nature of learning, the emotional and intellectual levels of commitment, and the place of critical reflection on our everyday practices and actions. O'Brien and Ayres show the benefits of more fully reflecting on the ecology of the classroom--the relationship between individual members of the educational community, and the educational environment itself--in religious studies and theology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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