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ERIC Number: EJ1148488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Disruption, Dialogue, and Swerve: Reflective Structured Dialogue in Religious Studies Classrooms
DeTemple, Jill; Sarrouf, John
Teaching Theology & Religion, v20 n3 p283-292 Jul 2017
This article focuses on Reflective Structured Dialogue as a set of practices developed in the context of conflict resolution that are well suited to handling quotidian uneasiness and extraordinary moments of disruption in religious studies classrooms. After introducing Reflective Structured Dialogue's history, goals, and general practices, the authors consider its uses in classroom settings. They argue that a classroom in which teachers understand themselves as facilitators, and in which students are experienced in structured dialogue practices--including being comfortable in a state of intellectual "wobble"--is one more apt to be able to engage with, and more likely to benefit from, disruptive events.
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Language: English
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