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Wagoner, Bryan; Gummer, Natalie; Rein, Nathan; Thompson, Curtis L.; Czander, Giovanna; Peterfeso, Jill; Pryor, Adam – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
A panel at the 2016 American Academy of Religion conference staged, taped, transcribed, and edited this conversation about the challenges and opportunities of teaching in a "nano department"--an undergraduate religion or religious studies department (or combined religion and philosophy department) with only one, two, or three faculty…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Undergraduate Study, Departments, Curriculum
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Helsel, Carolyn Browning – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
What are grades doing in a homiletics classroom? This article traces the function of grades through the broader history of the educational system in the United States and then makes suggestions for how grades can be used more effectively in teaching preaching. Beginning in the nineteenth century, teachers used grades to rank and motivate students,…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Grades (Scholastic), Clergy, Public Speaking
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Sanders, Carl E., II – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
Grammar-translation pedagogy is the standard for biblical language instruction. Second language acquisition scholars have argued that grammar-translation is ineffective and not empirically justified. Moreover, evidence suggests most seminary graduates do not use biblical languages effectively in ministry. Task-based instruction is an important…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Grammar Translation Method
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Paffenroth, Kim – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
This essay draws out the useful parallels between the best kind of teacher and the Good Witch of the North, Glinda, from "The Wizard of Oz." Unappealing to many viewers or readers of the classic children's story, Glinda offers an inspiring reminder of four important pedagogical points: (1) the master teacher always treats her student as…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Empowerment
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Hussey, Ian – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
This article reports on a practitioner action research project focused on developing, trialing, and reflecting upon a continuous and formative-assessment plan for a foundational New Testament survey course. Three pedagogical convictions are discussed and drive the design of the assessment. Seven to nine assessment items (depending on level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Action Research
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Agnew Cochran, Elizabeth; Fozard Weaver, Darlene – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
What does it mean to teach virtue, or to learn it? We consider this question through an institutional review board (IRB) supported research study attending to student learning experiences in undergraduate ethics courses at a Catholic university with an explicit commitment to social justice. This essay draws on and interprets qualitative data…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Learning Experience
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Burnett, Amy Nelson – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
The learning goals of a well-designed course in the liberal arts include not only the imparting of knowledge but also the development of critical thinking and disciplinary expertise. A class on Luther can help students acquire those intellectual skills associated with the discipline of history and the liberal arts more generally as they consider…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Liberal Arts, Critical Thinking, Learning Processes
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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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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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Dorroll, Courtney; Dorroll, Phil – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2017
In this article we address the affective dimensions and challenges of teaching about Islam and Islamic studies in the current American political and cultural environment and make two related arguments. First, we explain how the impact of certain kinds of digital media in the past few years has heightened the association of Islam with violence in…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Political Issues, Cultural Influences
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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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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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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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Reed, Randall – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2016
The millennial generation is distinctive for several reasons, not the least is its growing religious disaffiliation. Given a growing disinterest in religion in general and the Bible in particular especially among the fast growing group of millennial "nones" how can biblical studies classes still be seen as appealing and relevant? This…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Beliefs, Self Concept
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Cornell, Collin; LeMon, Joel M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2016
This study identifies the dominant modes of biblical interpretation being taught in introductory Bible courses through a qualitative analysis of course syllabi from three institutional contexts: evangelical Christian colleges, private colleges, and public universities. Despite a proliferation of methods and scholarly approaches to the Bible, this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Biblical Literature, Religion Studies, Religious Education
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