ERIC Number: EJ853713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
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Reference Count: 8
Becoming Pilgrims: Engaging Theory through Practice in the Introductory World Religions Course
Hill, Susan E.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v7 n2 p108-114 Apr 2004
This paper explores the use of the educational pilgrimage as an active learning strategy in the introductory world religions course. As we study pilgrimages from different religious traditions throughout the semester using Victor Turner as our theoretical guide, students also plan their own campus pilgrimage, paying homage to sites that help them reach their educational goals. Using student comments and my own observations, I highlight the ways in which the educational pilgrimage both affirms and raises critical questions about Turner's theory of pilgrimage. In this way, the educational pilgrimage is an opportunity for students to enhance and clarify their understanding of theory through practice.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Religion Studies, Active Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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