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Mitchell, Kerry – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This paper discusses strategies I employed during seven years of teaching within a study abroad program focusing on religion. This year-long program traveled to four Asian countries and included immersion experiences in monasteries, ashrams, and other religious institutions. I identify four principles and discuss accompanying exercises that guided…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Raja, Joshva; Rajkumar, Peniel Jesudason Rufus – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This essay considers Christian theological education in South Asia highlighting pertinent issues in pedagogical content, form, method, and praxis. Debunking the notion of students as "empty bottles" to be filled, and criticizing the top-down model of education, the paper argues that theological education is an ongoing and interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Essays, Teacher Student Relationship
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Oldstone-Moore, Jennifer – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2009
This article outlines a template for sustained experiential learning designed to provide a context for learning the affective and performative as well as intellectual power of religion. This approach was developed for a traditional academic framework, adapting pedagogies developed for experiential learning, aesthetic training, and study abroad,…
Descriptors: Religion, Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Religion Studies