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Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2016
This article emerges from the experience of incorporating doctoral students into our Contextual Education (CXE) Program at Emmanuel College (Toronto). This change, I argue, helped us to distinguish more clearly among and thus distinctly orient the different kinds of relationships and theological practices that make up our program towards the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Doctoral Programs, Context Effect, Definitions
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Locklin, Reid B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
In this article I propose a method of selecting and assigning readings in the religious studies or theology classroom, such that these readings complicate one another, rather than standing in opposition or as simple alternatives. Such a strategy emulates key pedagogical insights of twelfth-century sentence collection, an activity at the very heart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Theological Education, Reading Assignments
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Locklin, Reid B.; Tiemeier, Tracy; Vento, Johann M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
Tomoko Masuzawa and a number of other contemporary scholars have recently problematized the categories of "religion" and "world religions" and, in some cases, called for its abandonment altogether as a discipline of scholarly study. In this collaborative essay, we respond to this critique by highlighting three attempts to teach…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Religion, Philosophy
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Locklin, Reid B. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
Educational theorist Richard Kiely highlights the central importance of "high intensity dissonance" in successful international service-learning. This essay applies Kiely's model of dissonance and transformative learning to Intercordia, an international service-learning program offered at the University of St. Michael's College and the…
Descriptors: Program Design, Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
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Vaage, Leif E. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2007
The article begins with two brief theoretical descriptions of a pedagogy of desire vis-a-vis the Christian Bible. The first of these is a poem; the second summarizes the conversation constituted by four quite different books: the "Confessions" by Augustine of Hippo, "Freud & Philosophy" by Paul Ricoeur, "Pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Evaluation, Ethnography, Social Experience