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ERIC Number: EJ1156075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Greenscreen Teaching: Institutional Instability and Classroom Innovation
Perkins, Miriam Y.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v20 n4 p343-355 Oct 2017
"Greenscreen Teaching" explores how the stresses of institutional and social change impact teaching and learning, and the creative resourcefulness born out of instability. In precarious institutions and social contexts, relevant outcomes for theological learning include developing attentiveness, robust moral discernment, and courageous speech seasoned by maturing convictions and pastoral sensitivities. I utilize greenscreen acting as a suggestive metaphor for describing four creative teaching strategies targeting these outcomes. Subsections gather insights from: (1) Etymology of disaster-related words: Capitalize on the moment and "go big"; (2) Creative method: Improvise and keep it sharp; (3) Ritual theory: Creatively repurpose familiar but underutilized traditions; and (4) Service learning: Widen the networks of community connection. Each subsection also revisits moments and learning activities from a graduate course in feminist theology. Navigating constant transition impacts every aspect of the classroom. Nevertheless, a teaching scholar can resource this precariousness as creative agency for voice, solidarity, and mutual learning. (A bibliography is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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