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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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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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Cornwall, Susannah – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Students increasingly appear anxious, risk-averse, and worried about getting things "wrong." They may appear to lack intellectual curiosity, and be unwilling to engage in independent study. This essay explores how teaching and assessment in theology and religious studies might help students learn to take intellectual risks, and increase…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Self Esteem, Theological Education, Religion Studies
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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: Games, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities
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Delamarter, Steve – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This essay distills pedagogical principles that have emerged through a dozen years of experience teaching a seminary introductory Old Testament course online. The rich interactions and social cues that professors rely on to monitor student learning in face-to-face classrooms are replaced by a carefully choreographed pattern of student learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Educational Principles
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Yaghjian, Lucretia B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
A theological school's international students contribute to and are constitutive of its diversity. Yet while research on diversity in theological education is flourishing, the pedagogical challenges of international ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) theological students and of their teachers have received scant attention. This article…
Descriptors: Theological Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, International Schools
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Ott, Kate – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
How do we deal with our own sexuality as teachers and as learners in the classroom? As a seminary professor in a mainline Christian context, I find that discussing sexuality increases student discomfort levels by threatening to raise questions about the connections between morality, behavior, and bodies of those in the room--questions we have been…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Theological Education, Christianity, Teaching Methods
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Blodgett, Barbara J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
Grading systems matter more to the teaching and learning enterprise than many teachers may realize, as demonstrated in the author's experience of adopting a new one. Different systems emphasize different values such as excellence vs. perfection, achievement vs. talent, and second chances vs. partial credit. The author relates her experiment with…
Descriptors: Grading, Theological Education, Scoring Rubrics, Outcomes of Education
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Perkins, Miriam Y. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
"Greenscreen Teaching" explores how the stresses of institutional and social change impact teaching and learning, and the creative resourcefulness born out of instability. In precarious institutions and social contexts, relevant outcomes for theological learning include developing attentiveness, robust moral discernment, and courageous…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Social Change, Organizational Change
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Kirkpatrick, Shane – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2016
An undergraduate liberal arts education can help students be not simply shaped by tradition but also shapers of tradition. Specifically, undergraduate theological education, aimed at ministry preparation in a liberal arts setting, can seek to graduate students who are responsible shapers of the traditions that shape them, that is, who are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Liberal Arts, Theological Education, Clergy
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