ERIC Number: EJ850337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Role-Playing and Religion: Using Games to Educate Millennials
Porter, Adam L.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v11 n4 p230-235 Oct 2008
I have been experimenting with using role-playing and games in my religion classes for several years and have found that students respond well to these pedagogical tools and methods. After reviewing my experiences, I explore the reasons for students' positive response. I argue that role-playing games capitalize on our students' educational expectations and fondness for game-play, by drawing them into exploring significant texts and ideas. Of particular interest for religion and theology professors, these sorts of games also encourage empathy towards other viewpoints.
Descriptors: Philosophy, Religious Education, Role Playing, Games, Teaching Methods, College Students, Age Groups, Influence of Technology, Learner Engagement, Expectation, Student Interests
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