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Locklin, Reid B.; Robinson, Joanne Maguire; Pence, Nadine S. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
The three short essays collected in this manuscript respond to Patricia O'Connell Killen and Eugene V. Gallagher's "Sketching the Contours in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion," published in issue 16, no. 2 of this journal (2013). See additional responses by Charles R. Foster, Stephen Brookfield,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Theological Education, Teaching Methods, Religious Education
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Yaghjian, Lucretia B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Mentoring is an important but often overlooked resource in theological education and students' academic and spiritual formation. This essay profiles the mentoring practices and postures of the writing tutor and the spiritual director as exemplars of academic and spiritual mentoring. An extended probe of this analogy affirms the integration of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Spiritual Development, Profiles, Writing Instruction
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Lanci, John R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Undergraduate students today often enroll in introductory religious studies or theology classes because they want the time and space to reflect on their personal spiritual questions. Such a motivation can clash with the faculty's desire to introduce students to rigorous academic study of their field. Barbara Walvoord has proposed four "voices"…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Undergraduate Students
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Corrie, Elizabeth W. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
The course "Empowering Youth for Global Citizenship" seeks to equip students to teach global citizenship by engaging them in practices of ascetic withdrawal from consumer habits and active engagement in the public sphere. These goals underlie the design of the assignments, but should have also shaped the relationship between the assignments…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Assignments, Reflection
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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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Foster, Charles R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Patricia Killen and Eugene Gallagher make a strong case for "constructive possibilities" in the scholarship of teaching and learning theology and religion. They clarify its relationship and hence its contributions to the larger discussion of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education, identify operative standards and procedures…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Philosophy, Reflection, Religion
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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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Killen, Patricia O'Connell; Gallagher, Eugene V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
This article argues that there is an identifiable scholarship of teaching and learning in theology and religion that, though varied in its entry points and forms, exhibits standards of excellence recognizable in other forms of scholarship. Engaging in this scholarship enhances a professor's possession of practice and often reveals insights into…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Philosophy, Religion, Theological Education
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Kanarek, Jane; Lehman, Marjorie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
This article explores assignments as a core teaching practice essential to integrating the cognitive, personal, and professional identities of seminary students. These core practices emerge in seminary curricula where there is a strong focus on the teaching of canonical texts and a goal of achieving textual mastery. We propose that carefully…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Church Related Colleges, Judaism, Jews
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Upson-Saia, Kristi – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
The purpose of this essay is to offer a survey of religious studies capstones from twenty-nine U.S. colleges and universities, to identify the most common frustrations about the capstone, and to observe how departments resolve such frustrations. I conclude that the most successful capstones--in terms of students' performance and faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Colleges, Religion Studies
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Pierson, Cheri; Bankston, Will – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
This article introduces English for Bible and Theology (EBT), an inherently interdisciplinary field that merges English language learning with the content of biblical and theological studies in a context that is, by nature, cross-cultural. Within this collaboration there exists the possibility not only to enable theological study, but also to…
Descriptors: Philosophy, English (Second Language), Biblical Literature, Theological Education
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Neal, Lynn S. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
What happens when a class assignment becomes a source of controversy? How do we respond? What do we learn? By describing the controversy surrounding an assignment on religion and representation, this article examines conflict's productive role in teaching about New Religious Movements (NRMs) and religion. It suggests that we consider how our…
Descriptors: Conflict, Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Phillips, Gary; Patte, Daniel; Kittredge, Cynthia; Yang, Seung Ai; Ngwa, Kenneth – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
This discussion of the goals and methods of teaching biblical literature is an edited transcription of a panel recorded at the 2010 Society for Biblical Literature conference. The panelists were asked to reflect on William Placher's recently published theological commentary on Mark as an example or test case of how one might use a biblical…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Koppel, Michael S. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
This article elucidates theoretical underpinnings for the use of one's self in the pastoral theological classroom. The contemplative bow is developed as a capacious metaphor to describe appropriate self use and its necessary importance in the teaching and learning of pastoral arts in a theological curriculum. Central to the argument is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Self Concept, Nonverbal Communication
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