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ERIC Number: EJ927918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Learning to Drink Deeply from Books: Using Experiential Assignments to Teach Concepts
Burlein, Ann
Teaching Theology & Religion, v14 n2 p137-155 Apr 2011
This article explores how to teach students to drink deeply from books. Drawing on the work of Peter Elbow, the article argues for incorporating experiential assignments that are structured to create a mediating realm between abstract concepts and concrete experiences. The bulk of the article explores in detail the author's use of such assignments first in a course on sexuality and religion and, second, in the standard Introduction to Religion course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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