ERIC Number: EJ853700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Using Student Consultants to Re-Envision Teaching Christian History and Theology
Brunner, Daniel L.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v8 n3 p184-188 Jul 2005
When it came time to reevaluate and restructure the introductory year in Christian history and theology, I decided to use a roundtable of student consultants to help me in that work. Our research and reflection focused on the impact of postmodern thinking and learning, feedback from pastors in ministry, a desire to bring appropriate praxis into academically focused courses, and a hope to make greater use of technology. This article discusses the consultative process and sketches out key learnings from student research. Concluding reflections focus on technology, a topical, praxis-oriented approach to teaching, the process of utilizing student advisors, and personal, internal changes that resulted from the project.
Descriptors: Christianity, History, Philosophy, Religion Studies, Introductory Courses, College Students, Consultants, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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