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ERIC Number: EJ828098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
"Hevruta" as a Form of Cooperative Learning
Brown, Steven M.; Malkus, Mitchel
Journal of Jewish Education, v73 n3 p209-226 Sep 2007
Although paired study ("hevruta") has been a part of Jewish learning and an essential aspect of rabbinic education for centuries, over the past decade it has become an increasingly formalized vehicle in the training of rabbis in non-Orthodox seminaries. Little research has focused on its organization and process and what role it plays within the context of rabbinic education. This study seeks to investigate the practice of "hevruta" as it has developed in the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Methodologically, the study makes use primarily of standardized long interviews. The results of this study indicate that while "hevruta" shares many characteristics of cooperative learning in higher education, it remains a distinct Jewish learning strategy. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York