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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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Riswold, Caryn D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
Working with undergraduate students invites teachers into relationship and conversation with young people at a time when they are emerging as adults and forming their identities. Faith is one area of identity formation often attended to by scholars, college professors, and their institutions. But within that, little attention has been paid to…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Christianity, Undergraduate Students, Religious Education
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Hess, Lisa M.; Brosmer, Mary Pierce; Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This is an edited transcript of a conversation between two founding women on the delights and demands of teaching and learning within and beyond traditional institutional life, facilitated by Lisa M. Hess of the journal's Editorial Board. The conscious feminine practices of a women's writing school, Women Writing for (a) Change (Cincinnati, Ohio),…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Education, Learning, Higher Education
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Smith, Jonathan Z.; Pearson, Thomas; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Jensen, Tim; Fujiwara, Satoko – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
This interview was recorded in November 2012 in Jonathan Z. Smith's Hyde Park graystone. Professor Smith offers insights into how he thinks about his classroom teaching and his students' learning through descriptions of various assignments and classroom activities he has developed over more than forty years of teaching. The discussion…
Descriptors: Religious Education, College Instruction, Assignments, Class Activities
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DeRogatis, Amy; Honerkamp, Kenneth; McDaniel, Justin; Medine, Carolyn; Nyitray, Vivian-Lee; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
The editor of "Teaching Theology and Religion" facilitated this reflective conversation with five teachers who have extensive experience and success teaching extremely large classes (150 students or more). In the course of the conversation these professors exchange and analyze the effectiveness of several active learning strategies they…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Religious Education, Theological Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Hutchings, Pat – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
In their essay, Patricia O'Connell Killen and Eugene Gallagher focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning in theology and religion, which, they say, is "identifiable" though "varied," and "exhibits standards of excellence recognizable in other forms of scholarship." Their purpose is descriptive, in large part, to share what they have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Educational Research
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Brookfield, Stephen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
A powerful scholarship of teaching and learning may well be one of the best counters to the instrumentalist and reductionist impulses in the educational reform movement today. The author believes an opening exists in the conversation on the scholarship of teaching and learning that is mentioned only in passing by Killen and Gallagher. About a…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Doctoral Dissertations, Personal Narratives, Educational Change
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Smith, Brian H. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Increasing numbers of college students enrolling in religion courses in recent years are looking to develop their religious faith or spirituality, while professors of religion want students to use and appreciate scholarly tools to study religion from an academic perspective. Some scholars argue that it is not possible to satisfy both goals in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Education
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Brigham, Erin – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
In this paper, I suggest that community-based learning can act as a "public space" for the exchange of religious and non-religious identities. By providing a space for the collaboration between religiously-affiliated Universities and non-religiously affiliated community partners, community-based learning offers the opportunity for the negotiation…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Religion, Service Learning, Cooperation
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Lincoln, Timothy D.; Fennell, Robert C. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
Issue 13:3 of this journal (July 2010) included a "Conversation" on Hugh Heclo's recent publication "On Thinking Institutionally" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008) with a book review by Robert Fennell and responses by Richard Ascough, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Michael McLain, and Lynne Westfield. Here we publish two additional responses to this same book.…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Theological Education, Religious Education, Departments
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Junior, Nyasha; Edwards, Amy – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
This essay describes a web site evaluation project which served as the final assignment for an undergraduate "Introduction to Religion" course. The essay discusses lessons learned from the design and implementation of this web-based research assignment over three consecutive semesters. It includes insights from an instructor and a reference…
Descriptors: Religion, Internet, Web Sites, Evaluation
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Webster, Jane S.; Buckley, James J.; Jensen, Tim; Floyd-Thomas, Stacey – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
In October 2008 The American Academy of Religion published the findings of an eighteen month study (conducted with funding from the Teagle Foundation) on "The Religious Studies Major in a Post-9/11 World: New Challenges, New Opportunities." Re-published here, this AAR-Teagle White Paper provides the opportunity for four respondents to…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religion, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Gravett, Sandie; Hulsether, Mark; Medine, Carolyn – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
An extended set of conversations conducted by three religious studies faculty teaching at large public universities in the Southern United States spurred these reflections on how their institutional locations inflected issues such as the cultural expectations students bring to the classroom, how these expectations interact with the evolving…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Universities, Philosophy, Religious Education
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Gallagher, Eugene V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2009
Stephen Prothero's "Religious Literacy" makes a strong case that minimal religious literacy is an essential requirement for contemporary U. S. citizens. He argues further that high schools and colleges should offer required courses in the study of religion in order to help students reach that baseline literacy. Beyond the general recommendation…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Christianity, Religious Education, Religion Studies