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ERIC Number: EJ1076589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
What Can Jesus Teach Us about Student Engagement?
James, Glenn; Martinez, Elda; Herbers, Sherry
Journal of Catholic Education, v19 n1 Article 7 Sep 2015
This article examines Jesus's teaching methods as described in the four Gospels, highlighting the ways in which He led listeners to participate actively in their learning. We identify similarities between many of Jesus's techniques and current practices in the field of student engagement, with a focus on applications for instructors in higher education. Several of His approaches, most notably storytelling and the use of analogies, point to recommendations for improving teaching practice by increasing student engagement in the learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas