ERIC Number: EJ849298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Documentary Visions, Theological Insights
Alderman, Isaac M.; Beyers, Donald J.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v12 n3 p233-247 Jul 2009
In an attempt to engage students' higher-order thinking skills, we developed a documentary filmmaking project for our introduction to theology course. By documenting certain aspects of the theology of John Wesley and John Henry Newman (God, creation, revelation, Jesus, the church), students were able to delve deeply into these themes, better understanding them and their interrelationships. The project helped the students to actively practice historical theology, rather than passively learn about it through lectures. In addition, the project emphasized research skills, quality of writing and creative production, and a professional presentation at a screening.
Descriptors: Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Religious Education, Theological Education, Learner Engagement, Documentaries, Film Production, Introductory Courses, Skill Development, Hermeneutics, Instructional Design, Experiential Learning
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