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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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Wirrig, Adam L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The world of the modern academy relies heavily upon contingent faculty in the teaching and training of students. Theological studies readily evidences this practice in innumerable ways. While the contingent faculty member is intrinsic to the mission of many modern schools, this piece ponders whether or not a trade-off exists in the quality of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Theological Education, Educational Quality
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Burroughs, Bradley B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Reflecting upon the author's experiences as an assistant professor and an adjunct instructor, this essay considers two characteristics of adjunct teaching that threaten adjuncts themselves and the educational effectiveness of the institutions at which they teach. First, adjuncts routinely experience a sense of disenfranchisement in determining the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Academic Standards, Difficulty Level
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Schenkewitz, Kyle A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Many colleges and universities employ contingent faculty to meet various needs. Utilizing contingent teachers as single-course adjuncts or full-time faculty members can be beneficial to institutions and teachers alike. While acknowledging the positive, long-term impact on current students, short-term teaching faculty face challenges that warrant…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Mentors
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Harrell, Charles L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
In this essay I review the advantages and challenges of contingent faculty service from a perspective which crosses programs, but chiefly from within one academic institution, a church-related but independent theological seminary. I anecdotally relate certain "value-added" potentialities which accrue for students and instruction when an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education
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Lee, Hoon J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Contingent teaching has become the norm in most institutions. While the use of adjuncts and other non-tenure track professors shows no sign of slowing down, the nature of contingent teaching is less known. This article examines how contingent teaching directly impacts the professor's teaching. My experience teaching religious studies courses from…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Religion Studies, Time
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Park, Sophia S.; Tran, Mai-Anh Le; Parker, Angela; Ghali, Adam A.; Helsel, Carolyn B.; Cardoza-Orlandi, Carlos F. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
How is quilt-making both metaphor and pedagogy for early-career faculty of theology and religion who seek to cultivate critical and creative imagination for teaching, and to probe the challenges and promises of complex identities and vocations within 21st-century landscapes of theological education? This forum presents essays (with explanatory…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Theological Education
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Lamb, Lisa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Many early efforts at teaching preaching online incurred disastrous losses in quality. Revamped versions now claim to meet, and in some areas even exceed, classroom learning effectiveness, with potentially significant gains for students from non-dominant cultures. Students preach in local ethnic and denominational contexts, so a wider range of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods, Theological Education
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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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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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Hayse, Mark – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
In the undergraduate classroom, tabletop games can aid both teaching and learning -- especially when accompanied by debriefing exercises following gameplay. In particular, tabletop games enable undergraduate learners to practice the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. This qualitative study examines three…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Theological Education
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Stephens, Darryl W. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
Classroom instructors implementing pedagogical strategies for embodied learning about sexuality and religion need institutional support and assistance from colleagues and mentors to be successful. One means of providing institutional and peer support for classroom instructors is to host and lead a pedagogy workshop. Building on the work of Ott and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sexuality, Learning Experience, Religious Education
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Manning, Patrick R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
In the face of a mounting mental health crisis among college students, professors have an opportunity and responsibility to respond to their students' psychological distress. Psychological and historical scholarship suggests that the proliferation of modern media and breakdown in traditional sources of existential meaning like religion are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Robinson, Joanne Maguire; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Pui-lan, Kwok; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
This conversation between the editors of "Teaching Theology and Religion" and Joanne Maguire Robinson continues an occasional series of interviews that has previously featured Jonathan Z. Smith, Stephen Prothero, Mary Pierce Brosmer, and Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore. The exchange takes as its point of departure the teaching statement…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Awards, Excellence in Education
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Myers, William R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
A renowned child psychoanalyst, Erik H. Erikson (1902-1994) is perhaps best known for his work on developmental theory ("Childhood and Society," 1950) and his studies of the lives of Martin Luther ("Young Man Luther," 1958) and Gandhi ("Gandhi's Truth", 1969). Twice he found himself intensely engaged in the role of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Profiles, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Practices
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