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Long, Jeffery D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Site visits provide an irreplaceable learning experience to students in both religious studies and the emerging field of interfaith studies. The conceptual core of this thesis is the claim, drawn from feminist epistemology, that an embodied pedagogy--a pedagogy which engages students not only intellectually, but as embodied beings who inhabit a…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Feminism
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Ascough, Richard; Barreto, Eric D.; Birch, Bruce C.; Pilarski, Ahida Calderón; Reese, Ruth Anne – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This Forum emerges from a session initiated by the Professional Development Committee at the 2017 conference of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston. A panel of five Bible scholars, from both theological education and undergraduate contexts, provide brief descriptions and analyses of a specific course they have taught online. They describe…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Bruehler, Bart B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Many courses in higher education rely on the hierarchical organization of Bloom's taxonomy to categorize and sequence learning. Introductory courses on scripture often emphasize remembering content and background as a basis for applying the sacred text to one's life. However, a review of the literature demonstrates little support for the widely…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Introductory Courses, Biblical Literature, College Students
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Cornwall, Susannah – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Students increasingly appear anxious, risk-averse, and worried about getting things "wrong." They may appear to lack intellectual curiosity, and be unwilling to engage in independent study. This essay explores how teaching and assessment in theology and religious studies might help students learn to take intellectual risks, and increase…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Self Esteem, Theological Education, Religion Studies
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Gravett, Emily O. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
One of the most illuminating finds in Barbara E. Walvoord's "Teaching and Learning in College Introductory Religion Courses" (2008) is what she calls "the great divide," a mismatch between instructors' goals for their courses, which are academic, and the students' reasons for taking them, which relate to their personal…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, College Students, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods
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Troftgruben, Troy M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The field of biblical studies lends itself well to decentered online learning--a kind that uses active learning to engage primary texts and their interpretations. Not only does such an approach work well in online and hybrid formats, it more readily welcomes readings that are more contextual, constructive, and collaborative. Three aspects best…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Online Courses, Biblical Literature, Electronic Learning
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Palmer, Carmen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This paper introduces Rewritten Scripture and scriptural rewriting as a creative process that, when mirrored in a teaching exercise, may serve as an effective practice in teaching sacred texts. Observing changes made between scripture and its rewriting may allow readers to identify different contexts among these texts. Furthermore, the act of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises
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Duperon, Matthew – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This article explores the disconnection between ethical theory and ethical practice in ethics courses at secular U.S. colleges and universities. In such contexts academic ethics focuses almost exclusively on "ethical reasoning" and leaves the business of practical moral formation of students in the realm of "student life." I…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Ricker, Aaron; Peterfeso, Jill; Zubko, Katherine C.; Yoo, William; Blanchard, Kate – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
In our ostensibly secular age, discussing the real-world contexts and impacts of religious traditions in the classroom can be difficult. Religious traditions may appear at different times to different students as too irrelevant, too personal, or too inflammatory to allow them to engage openly with the materials, the issues, and each other. In this…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Risk, Religious Education
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Johnson, Christopher D. L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The advent of relatively inexpensive 360-degree cameras and virtual reality (VR) headsets brings new possibilities to the study of religion by allowing students to become virtually immersed in distant religious environments at very little cost. These tools can serve as the basis for assignments that help to engage students and meet core learning…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Computer Simulation, Video Technology, Assignments
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Delamarter, Steve – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This essay distills pedagogical principles that have emerged through a dozen years of experience teaching a seminary introductory Old Testament course online. The rich interactions and social cues that professors rely on to monitor student learning in face-to-face classrooms are replaced by a carefully choreographed pattern of student learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Educational Principles
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Guth, Karen V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Cases like that of John Howard Yoder--a pacifist theorist who perpetrated sexual violence--raise difficult questions about teaching material implicated in traumatic pasts. This paper argues that "moral injury" provides a useful framework for understanding the dynamics of teaching prominent cases of tainted legacies like Yoder's and for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Social Problems, Trauma
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Morales, Harold; Barnes, Mark – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The Baltimore Mural Project (BMP) seeks to connect religious studies education to the growing literature on threshold concepts in order to address bottleneck areas in student learning. The project is designed for undergraduate service courses comprised of mostly non-majors: for example, world religions. Students in these courses often struggle to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Justice, Photography, Qualitative Research
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Yaghjian, Lucretia B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
A theological school's international students contribute to and are constitutive of its diversity. Yet while research on diversity in theological education is flourishing, the pedagogical challenges of international ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) theological students and of their teachers have received scant attention. This article…
Descriptors: Theological Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, International Schools
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Gottlieb, Owen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
"Lost & Found" is a game series, created at the Initiative for Religion, Culture, and Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Center. The series teaches medieval religious legal systems. This article uses the first two games of the series as a case study to explore a particular set of processes to conceive, design, and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Religious Education, Medieval History, Teaching Methods
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