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ERIC Number: EJ876535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Teachable Moments in Jewish Education: An Informal Approach in a Reform Summer Camp
Cohen, Erik H.; Bar-Shalom, Yehuda
Religious Education, v105 n1 p26-44 Jan 2010
Utilizing "teachable moments" within daily situations to impart knowledge and transmit values is a type of informal education. In a structured camp environment, such teachable moments may be integrated into the educational curriculum. "Jewish teachable moments" may be used to address Judaism and Jewish Peoplehood holistically, as the educators and counselors guide the campers through the Jewish summer camp environment. This article examines the Jewish Teachable Moments method through a case study conducted at a Reform movement affiliated camp in Texas. Theoretical and pedagogical implications of the Jewish Teachable Moments method are discussed. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas