ERIC Number: EJ1145104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Teaching Bonhoeffer: Pedagogy and Peripheral Practices
Smith, David I.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v21 n2 p146-159 Jul 2017
Some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's major writings emerged from the experience of planning and leading an innovative seminary at Finkenwalde, where there was a strong focus on intentional communal practices. This article uses the process of designing an undergraduate course focused on Bonhoeffer's book "Life Together" as a lens through which to question pedagogical practices. The concept of legitimate peripheral participation is used to question the relationship between devotional practice and critical reflection and to explore course design using formative practices.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Study, Intention, Curriculum Design, Sense of Community, Beliefs, Religion Studies, Spiritual Development
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