ERIC Number: EJ869626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
It's Not a Colorless Classroom: Teaching Religion Online to Black College Students Using Transformative, Postmodern Pedagogy
Arroyo, Andrew T.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v13 n1 p35-50 Jan 2010
With the general practice of online teaching still in relative infancy, nuanced approaches for teaching target populations such as black students are especially scarce. This article submits a theoretical framework for approaching the activity of teaching black students online using a transformative, postmodern pedagogy that is sensitive to black learning styles. It also offers practical suggestions for course design and deployment in online religion courses. In the interest of providing an optimal learning experience for every student, all instructors are encouraged to consider the race and culture variable in their online teaching, whether their roster contains one black student or many.
Descriptors: African American Students, Black Colleges, Online Courses, Religion, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Postmodernism, Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Race, College Students
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