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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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Myers, William R.; Pippin, Tina; Carvalhaes, Cláudio; De Anda, Neomi – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This forum revisits Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" on the 50th anniversary of its publication in 1968. William R. Myers's opening essay reflects on his discovery of the book and the impact it has had on his life as a Christian minister and theological educator. He provides a Freirean critique of his own schooling and of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Christianity, Theological Education
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Gin, Deborah H. C.; Lester, G. Brooke; Blodgett, Barbara – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This Forum explores what the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has been learning about formation in online contexts through the Educational Models and Practices project. Deborah Gin's opening essay briefly enumerates operating assumptions, several widespread misconceptions, and emerging recommended practices. G. Brooke Lester proposes a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theological Education, Misconceptions, Constructivism (Learning)
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Oliver, Kyle Matthew – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article presents a pedagogical approach to training seminarians for faith leadership in the era of what Heidi Campbell has called "networked religion." It argues that the increasing digital mediation of religious practice, expression, and community represents an opportunity for students to explore and inhabit ministry sites and…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Church Related Colleges, Social Change, Religion
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Jobe, Sarah C. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This paper claims that programs in prisons are challenging the very who, where, how, and what of theological education. The author draws on research from the fields of pedagogy and prison studies, nearly a decade of experience teaching master's level seminary-style classes in prison, and the findings of a two-year cohort of prison educators…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Theological Education
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Gin, Deborah H. C.; Hearn, Mark Chung – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article is for those educators who want to become more intentional in their craft of teaching. The authors introduce eight different pedagogies through their historical lineage, intending for readers to gain an appreciation for, and understanding of, the broader trajectory of educational philosophies, and illustrate how common teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Learning Processes, Outcomes of Education
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Wright, Almeda – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article wrestles with the question "whose voice counts?" as an entrée into a discussion of the challenges students encounter in learning to value different epistemologies and that professors encounter in attempting to teach for inclusion of voices. The essay reflects on an experience teaching a graduate seminar on gender and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Power Structure, Graduate Students, Epistemology
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DeTemple, Jill; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Pui Lan, Kwok; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This conversation between the 2018 American Academy of Religion Excellence in Teaching Award winner Jill DeTemple and the editors of "Teaching Theology and Religion" continues an occasional series of interviews that has previously featured Jonathan Z. Smith, Stephen Prothero, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, and two…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Recognition, Theological Education, Awards
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Hovland, Ingie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article describes a seminar I taught on Christianity and colonialism. I wanted to introduce students to some content while also allowing them to practice some of the expert skills that we use in religious studies, and more specifically in my own sub-discipline, the anthropology of religion. In particular, I wanted to make more visible some of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Foreign Policy, Religious Education, Anthropology
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Gray-Hildenbrand, Jenna; King, Rebekka – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Over the last decade, the discipline of religious studies has promoted religious literacy as both an invaluable contribution to curriculum and an indispensable social good. While much has been written on the importance of the study of religion for the development of religious literacy, little attention has been given to the identification of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Religious Education, Knowledge Level, Competency Based Education
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