ERIC Number: EJ853427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Welcoming the Stranger
Gallagher, Eugene V.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v10 n3 p137-142 Jul 2007
Thinking about teaching as an act of intellectual hospitality has the potential to shape productively how teachers conceive of their own roles in the classroom, their interactions with students, and their execution of crucial tasks. It also offers a path to helpful reflection about a persistent issue that arises particularly for the many faculty members who teach in small departments of religion and are therefore called upon to address a wide range of topics in their teaching. In addition, adopting an ethos of hospitality in the classroom provides a salutary counterpoint to the pervasive and often corrosive academic practices of critique, refutation, and dispute.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Reflection, Religion Studies, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Religious Factors
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