ERIC Number: EJ996118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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The Contemplative Bow in Teaching and Learning Pastoral Care
Koppel, Michael S.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v16 n1 p76-88 Jan 2013
This article elucidates theoretical underpinnings for the use of one's self in the pastoral theological classroom. The contemplative bow is developed as a capacious metaphor to describe appropriate self use and its necessary importance in the teaching and learning of pastoral arts in a theological curriculum. Central to the argument is the assumption that effective teaching and learning in pastoral care emerges from awareness and knowledge of self as well as letting go of self in beneficial service with others. Analytical engagement of educational, theological, and psychological theory informs practice for the professional school classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Self Concept, Nonverbal Communication, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship, Context Effect, Figurative Language, Reflection, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: China