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ERIC Number: EJ767686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Teaching and Learning in the Service of Transformation
Foster, Charles R.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v39 n3 p38-42 May-Jun 2007
In 1998 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching initiated a comprehensive study of professional education in the United States. By focusing on the interactions of teachers and students in the classroom and other formal and informal educational settings, the foundation hoped to discover how clergy, lawyers, engineers, doctors, and nurses were educated to link their professions' knowledge, skills, and norms with its practice. One of the most important findings in the study of clergy education, in particular, was that the preparation of future religious leaders goes beyond the development of knowledge and skills to encompass the formation, even the transformation, of the students' identities, perspectives, and practices as they prepared to become pastors, priests, or rabbis. In this process, teaching and learning are utterly interdependent. This article presents a further discussion of the survey results regarding clergy education, covering the following themes: (1) teaching as modeling and coaching; (2) teaching and learning for transformation; (3) structure of teaching and learning practice; and (4) teaching and learning for community. (Contains 10 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States