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Mikles, Natasha L.; Esaki, Brett J.; Battaglia, Lisa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This series of three essays by educators from Georgia, Texas, and Alabama examines teaching Asian Religions in the American South. Through reflection on individual experience, each essay offers concrete strategies for the classroom that can be utilized by fellow educators working in the American South, but can also inform pedagogy in other North…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Religious Education, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods
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Lester, G. Brooke – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Games offer unique possibilities for learning, and text-based interactive fiction ("IF") in particular lends itself as a low barrier to entry for instructors and students wishing to build interactive narrative games. Understanding by Design provides a framework by which to determine the best possible places for instructor- and…
Descriptors: Fiction, Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Interaction
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Fujiwara, Satoko – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Educational Objectives, College Faculty
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Kenney, Jeffrey T. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Islam, Teacher Attitudes
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Cooper, Tim – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Churches, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives
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Yoo, Yohan – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Cruz, Eduardo R.; Soares, Afonso L. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Religion Studies, College Instruction
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Williamson, Robert, Jr. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Twitter offers an engaging way to introduce students to reader-oriented interpretation of the Bible. The exercise described here introduces students to the idea that the reader has a role in the production of a text's meaning, which thus varies from reader to reader. Twitter enables us to capture the real-time thoughts of a variety of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Reader Response
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Willhauck, Susan – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Order and organization are valued in the classroom, and there is a prevailing understanding that chaos should be avoided. Yet chaos can also be potent space or a source from which new things spring forth. This article investigates biblical, scientific, and cultural understandings of chaos to discover how these contribute to a revelatory metaphor…
Descriptors: Religion, Philosophy, Religious Education, Creationism
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Kanarek, Jane – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This article explores a set of practices in the teaching of Talmud called "the pedagogy of slowing down." Through the author's analysis of her own teaching in an intensive Talmud class, "the pedagogy of slowing down" emerges as a pedagogical and cultural model in which the students learn to read more closely and to investigate the multiplicity of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religion, Religious Education, Judaism
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Carr, Amy; Simmons, John K. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Two troublesome portraits of religious studies professors often exist in the minds of some students at any given time: the Guru, or wise spiritual teacher, and the Deceiver. These metaphors capture student perceptions of us that may be ill-informed and beyond our control. We will examine and compare how our own chosen metaphors for…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religious Education, Figurative Language, Classroom Environment
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Rindge, Matthew S.; Runions, Erin; Ascough, Richard S. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This article begins by recognizing the increasing use of film in Religion, Theology, and Bible courses. It contends that in many Biblical Studies (and Religious Studies and Theology) courses, students are neither taught how to view films properly, nor how to place films into constructive dialogue with biblical texts. The article argues for a…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Biblical Literature, Philosophy, Films
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Kirkpatrick, Shane – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Teaching a required introductory Bible course to non-majors at a church-related college presents a number of pedagogical challenges. When considering how to teach such a course in the context of concerns common to the liberal arts, I find myself reflecting on authority. My thoughts on the teaching of this course in my own context are organized…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Introductory Courses, Church Related Colleges, Liberal Arts
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Torbett, David – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
The student dramatic performance is an effective way for undergraduates to learn biblical studies. In this article I will give an example of a dramatic performance assignment that I developed over a number of courses and used most recently and most successfully in an undergraduate course in the Hebrew Bible at a small liberal arts college in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Liberal Arts, Religious Education, Undergraduate Students
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Resner, Andre – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
M.Div. programs sequence curriculum in order to cumulatively build competencies for wise, faithful, reflective, appropriate and effective ministerial practices. That is why the introductory preaching course typically is positioned somewhere near the middle of the program. The author of this article discovered that students who, in the semester…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anxiety, Apprenticeships, Clergy
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