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Hess, Mary – Religious Education, 2012
This article explores the intersection of work in media education, religious education, concerns about digital cultures' impact on human relationality, and the possible role that mirror neurons might play in the development of empathy. Digital story telling--particularly as embodied in the work of the Center for Digital Storytelling…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Journalism Education, Internet, Empathy
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Hess, Mary – Religious Education, 2010
One of the author's most vivid and early memories of "learning about religion" comes from when she was in seventh grade, and her math teacher scolded her and her friend for arguing about religion in the back of the room. Both of them were deeply steeped in family religious practice, and new to each other's traditions. That experience was…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism
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Hess, Mary – Religious Education, 2007
In this article, the author responds to Dr. Shoemaker's review of her recent book. Their disagreement lies in differing definitions of collaborative learning. Dr. Shoemaker describes collaborative processes as privileging the affective over the cognitive, and minimizing engagement with content. He notes that the author supports the involvement of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Participation, Learning Processes
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Hess, Mary – Religious Education, 2005
The author argues that this journal, Religious Education, as a premier outlet for religious education scholarship, must take more creative steps in making its scholarship accessible via electronic media. In particular, she suggests three possible new arenas: leveraging existing content by creating "electronic content collections," moving the…
Descriptors: Internet, Religious Education
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Hess, Mary – Religious Education, 2004
Making traditions "accessible" and making the connections between traditions and transformation ?manifest? (this is Boys's definition of religious education), is a challenging endeavor in mass mediated popular culture contexts. Although definitions of "tradition" may differ from community to community, there is generally a sustained pattern …
Descriptors: Theological Education, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Influences, Religious Education