ERIC Number: EJ1079296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Teaching Attentiveness in the Classroom and Learning to Attend to Persons with Disabilities
Whitt, Jason D.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v19 n3 p215-228 Nov 2015
Christian pedagogical practices aim both at the transmission of disciplinary content in the classroom and at the formation of Christian virtues. Simone Weil challenges that of the two aims the greatest good of study is fostering the virtue of attention. However, would it be possible to construct a course such that not only is attention an epistemological good, but it is also the necessary content of the course? This was the challenge in constructing a course on disability in which attention is a primary learning outcome allowing students to rightly engage those with disabilities.
Descriptors: Christianity, Disabilities, Teacher Behavior, Higher Education, College Faculty, Religious Factors, Attention, Consciousness Raising, Teacher Role, Classroom Techniques
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