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Gin, Deborah H. C.; Lester, G. Brooke; Blodgett, Barbara – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This Forum explores what the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has been learning about formation in online contexts through the Educational Models and Practices project. Deborah Gin's opening essay briefly enumerates operating assumptions, several widespread misconceptions, and emerging recommended practices. G. Brooke Lester proposes a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theological Education, Misconceptions, Constructivism (Learning)
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Macaraan, Willard Enrique R. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
The increasing religious diversity in educational space has raised a legitimate question on how Catholic theology/catechesis must be taught in Philippine Catholic universities given the institutional mandate to educate students "into the faith of the Church through teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way" (Wuerl,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Religious Education, Colleges
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McGuire, Beverley – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article discusses an experiential teaching method that uses secular activities that are simple, accessible, and analogous to religious practice in order to facilitate comparative religious study. These "analogous activities" -- for example, social rituals, stillness, yoga, a social media fast, singing, nonviolent communication, and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Religion, Religious Education
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Park, Sophia S.; Tran, Mai-Anh Le; Parker, Angela; Ghali, Adam A.; Helsel, Carolyn B.; Cardoza-Orlandi, Carlos F. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
How is quilt-making both metaphor and pedagogy for early-career faculty of theology and religion who seek to cultivate critical and creative imagination for teaching, and to probe the challenges and promises of complex identities and vocations within 21st-century landscapes of theological education? This forum presents essays (with explanatory…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Theological Education
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DeTemple, Jill; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Pui Lan, Kwok; Pearson, Thomas – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This conversation between the 2018 American Academy of Religion Excellence in Teaching Award winner Jill DeTemple and the editors of "Teaching Theology and Religion" continues an occasional series of interviews that has previously featured Jonathan Z. Smith, Stephen Prothero, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, and two…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Recognition, Theological Education, Awards
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Hovland, Ingie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This article describes a seminar I taught on Christianity and colonialism. I wanted to introduce students to some content while also allowing them to practice some of the expert skills that we use in religious studies, and more specifically in my own sub-discipline, the anthropology of religion. In particular, I wanted to make more visible some of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Foreign Policy, Religious Education, Anthropology
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Gray-Hildenbrand, Jenna; King, Rebekka – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
Over the last decade, the discipline of religious studies has promoted religious literacy as both an invaluable contribution to curriculum and an indispensable social good. While much has been written on the importance of the study of religion for the development of religious literacy, little attention has been given to the identification of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Religious Education, Knowledge Level, Competency Based Education
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Mikles, Natasha L.; Esaki, Brett J.; Battaglia, Lisa – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This series of three essays by educators from Georgia, Texas, and Alabama examines teaching Asian Religions in the American South. Through reflection on individual experience, each essay offers concrete strategies for the classroom that can be utilized by fellow educators working in the American South, but can also inform pedagogy in other North…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Religious Education, Geographic Regions, Teaching Methods
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Troftgruben, Troy M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The field of biblical studies lends itself well to decentered online learning--a kind that uses active learning to engage primary texts and their interpretations. Not only does such an approach work well in online and hybrid formats, it more readily welcomes readings that are more contextual, constructive, and collaborative. Three aspects best…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Online Courses, Biblical Literature, Electronic Learning
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Palmer, Carmen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This paper introduces Rewritten Scripture and scriptural rewriting as a creative process that, when mirrored in a teaching exercise, may serve as an effective practice in teaching sacred texts. Observing changes made between scripture and its rewriting may allow readers to identify different contexts among these texts. Furthermore, the act of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises
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Duperon, Matthew – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This article explores the disconnection between ethical theory and ethical practice in ethics courses at secular U.S. colleges and universities. In such contexts academic ethics focuses almost exclusively on "ethical reasoning" and leaves the business of practical moral formation of students in the realm of "student life." I…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Ricker, Aaron; Peterfeso, Jill; Zubko, Katherine C.; Yoo, William; Blanchard, Kate – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
In our ostensibly secular age, discussing the real-world contexts and impacts of religious traditions in the classroom can be difficult. Religious traditions may appear at different times to different students as too irrelevant, too personal, or too inflammatory to allow them to engage openly with the materials, the issues, and each other. In this…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Risk, Religious Education
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Gottlieb, Owen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
"Lost & Found" is a game series, created at the Initiative for Religion, Culture, and Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology MAGIC Center. The series teaches medieval religious legal systems. This article uses the first two games of the series as a case study to explore a particular set of processes to conceive, design, and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Religious Education, Medieval History, Teaching Methods
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Lester, G. Brooke – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Games offer unique possibilities for learning, and text-based interactive fiction ("IF") in particular lends itself as a low barrier to entry for instructors and students wishing to build interactive narrative games. Understanding by Design provides a framework by which to determine the best possible places for instructor- and…
Descriptors: Fiction, Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Interaction
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Garrett, Frances – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
The article discusses two versions of a complex role-playing exercise in undergraduate courses on Buddhism. The pedagogical exercise demonstrated how imagination cultivated through creative writing could be used to enhance learning about history, culture, and religion. Students were also challenged to generate an understanding of religious…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Buddhism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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