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ERIC Number: EJ1218568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Inviting Undergraduate Students into Theological Reflection: Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Theology within General Education Contexts
Williams, Savannah; Drexler-Dreis, Joseph
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v38 n1 p81-94 Win 2019
When upper-level theology courses are taught within a general education program at colleges and universities, instructors are often challenged to invite students, some of whom are committed neither to the discipline of theology nor to Christian faith, into a style of critical reflection that largely depends on both of these commitments. In a reflective approach, we move back and forth in this essay as a student and teacher to respond to this challenge. From a teacher's perspective, the first section argues for the need to cultivate theological thinkers, even in the relatively brief duration of a single course. In the second section, we together propose an option for a theological framework that invites students taking theology courses within their general education program to think theologically. From a student's perspective, the third section proposes a constructive option for inviting students into theological ways of thinking in inductive ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California