ERIC Number: EJ1056819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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"Who Am I?": The Biblical Moses as a Metaphor for Teaching
Gravett, Emily O.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v18 n2 p159-169 Apr 2015
This essay presents Moses, the protagonist of the biblical books of Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible, as a playful but generative metaphor for current teaching practices and experiences in higher education, including my own. Among numerous similarities (such as the fact that Moses, other teachers, and I are all bound by context), the most humbling insights come from Moses's role as a mediator or intermediary. It is a role that we also inhabit--standing, as it were, between our students and the knowledge of our discipline--and that we might consider further, particularly in terms of our responsibilities.
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Higher Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, College Faculty
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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