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Rusli, Megawati; Degeng, Nyoman Sudana; Setyosari, Punaji; Sulton – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
Peer teaching among students has a powerful role in the learning process and has been studied and recognized as an effective teaching method. Research on peer teaching applied in different contexts has shown that learning through the process of teaching others increases students' academic performance. In Indonesia, some research on peer teaching…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Theological Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Davidson, Jennifer W. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
Although development of trauma-informed pedagogy for elementary and secondary classrooms has developed significantly, a dearth of resources for trauma-informed andragogy in graduate theological classrooms remains. Theological classrooms are a unique context in which many students and professors carry experiences of trauma with them. This article…
Descriptors: Trauma, Andragogy, Safety, Trust (Psychology)
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Robert, William – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
This article chronicles how Introduction to the Study of Religion has become my favorite course to teach. In it, I narrate my process of pedagogical reinvention and syllabus redesign. Framed by professional and personal backstories, I share my pedagogical desires, list some pedagogical cues I took, and articulate pedagogical decisions and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Risk, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods
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Lu, Jane I. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
Given that spiritual formation of students is a key pursuit of theological training and in light of the evolving landscape of Christian spiritual formation, designing an effective educational model for the goal of students' formation is challenging. This article explores the educational means and factors of self-awareness that enhance spiritual…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Theological Education, Christianity, Instructional Design
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Gustafson, Hans Stefan – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
This article sketches the scaffolded three-phase "My Story" assignment, which unfolds over the course of a semester, is embedded in the context of local lived interreligious encounter, and aims at developing interfaith leadership and interreligious wherewithal. The "context" (large urban Catholic university),…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Colleges, Catholics, Story Telling
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Esterson, Rebecca K. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2021
When studying the reception history of the Bible, should students be asked to suspend judgment on a particular interpretation for the sake of the pedagogical goals of the course? Or is their judgment essential to the process of learning and understanding? This essay explores the pedagogical puzzle of right interpretation and wrong interpretation…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Content Analysis, Reading Comprehension
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Berling, Judith – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This article discusses the major findings of the Interreligious Education an Pedagogy Project report and the primary pedagogical issues raised in the subsequent book "Experiments in Empathy for our Time." It lifts up up the trends, opportunities, issues, and challenges in interreligious education. Schools developing initiatives in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Empathy, Course Descriptions
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Lindsay, Jenn – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
Building on various models for "intercultural and interreligious competence" (IC/IR competence), this essay argues that classroom learning about religious and cultural diversity will engage students' "sociological imaginations" and lead to increased IC/IR competence. The current strategy for increasing intercultural competence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Learner Engagement, Knowledge Level
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Waligur, Stefan Andre – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This article reflects on the experience of teaching a course called "Sacred Sound in World Religions" at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. I claim that the nature of music and music-making has profound implications for teaching and pedagogical theory in an interreligious setting. Drawing upon scholars including Lisa M. Hess,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Plummer, Kenneth; Taeger, Stephan; Burton, Melissa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
Student learning in religious educational settings is subject to the same pedagogical forces, both effective and ineffective, as found in secular settings. Lectures, readings, assignments, testing and other activities associated with typical instruction, while of some value, tend to leave students with knowledge that is mostly fragmented. In this…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Chien, Gloria I-Ling – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
While scholarly discussions on Jesuit education are plentiful, inquiries related to Ignatian pedagogy are rare. This article examines the applications of Ignatian pedagogy by juxtaposing it with the analysis of a Buddhist-inspired and interdisciplinary contemplation program, Cognitively-Based Compassion Training® (CBCT®). Drawing from the author's…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Buddhism, Metacognition, Educational Objectives
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Hankela, Elina – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
A lively conversation has arisen in recent years among theologians concerning ethnographic theology. While liberation theologians have scarcely participated in it, an emphasis on lived experience -- which ethnography aims to understand -- lies at the heart of theologies of liberation. This article addresses the question of employing ethnographic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Justice, Religion, Teaching Methods
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Umashankar, Rachana Rao – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
The Qur'an in the Islamic tradition, understood as the veritable word of God addressed directly to Muhammad, is much more than sacred text: it is the embodiment of the divine in humanity's midst. This understanding has impacted how Muslims engage with it, resulting in what I term the "multisensory engagement with the Qur'an." That is,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Muslims, Islam
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Dorroll, Courtney; Dorroll, Phil – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
In the context of a global pandemic, techniques for remote instruction have become increasingly vital to undergraduate instruction. This essay discusses how synchronous virtual encounters can have a similar pedagogical impact as in-person encounters by outlining specific methods of intercultural learning via Virtual Exchange Pedagogy (VEP), in…
Descriptors: Pandemics, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Fuller, Tyler J.; Bogue, Sarah – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2020
This case study leverages existing library assets and curated educational resources for students, pastors, and health ministers by seeking to increase their understandings of how religion intersects with, and informs, health education and promotion, and public health more broadly, while equipping them with tools to engage in important…
Descriptors: Clergy, Theological Education, Health Education, Health Promotion
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