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ERIC Number: EJ853725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
The Classroom as a Place of Formation: Purposefully Creating a Transformative Environment for Today's Diverse Seminary Population
Winkelmes, Mary-Ann
Teaching Theology & Religion, v7 n4 p213-222 Oct 2004
This essay draws on insights from studies on learning to explore the role of formation in the classroom. Studies of intellectual development, learning styles, and the physiology of learning are reviewed. Methodologies and models for encouraging formative learning in seminary classrooms are explored. This essay was written to address one of the issues that have focused the attention of the participants in the Lexington Seminar on Theological Teaching for the Church's Ministries, a project sponsored by Lexington Theological Seminary and supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. It will be included in "Practical Wisdom: On Theological Teaching and Learning," edited by Malcolm L. Warford, a collection of essays intended to (1) affirm the teaching ministry of theological educators, (2) raise up and discern the diverse ways in which issues of teaching and learning present themselves in institutional contexts, (3) evoke new perspectives on the challenges facing individual schools, and (4) encourage faculty to make conversations about teaching and learning a crucial part of faculty life. Peter Lang Publishing will release the book in fall 2004. Additional information about the work of the Lexington Seminar is available on the Lexington Seminar's Web site (
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky