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Kent, Orit; Cook, Allison – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This article presents a pedagogical framework for interpreting and discussing texts with others, ""havruta" inspired pedagogy." The framework is comprised of three overlapping domains: structures, stance and practices. We illustrate each domain through teachers' words and classroom practices, depicting how teachers in one context work within these…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Jews, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Kent, Orit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2010
Modern educational scholarship has not substantially investigated the learning practice of havruta, paired study and focused conversation around classical Jewish texts. In this article, the author analyzes videotapes and transcripts of real-life havruta interactions and proposes a theory of havruta learning as composed of three pairs of core…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Cooperative Learning, Judaism
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Kent, Orit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2006
While "hevruta" (text study in pairs) is a traditional form of Jewish learning, it has rarely been the subject of empirical research. Building off of research on reading and interpreting literary texts and sociocultural theories of learning, the author closely analyzes transcripts and videos of students studying in "hevruta." Through this fine…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Jews, Reading Aloud to Others