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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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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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Clingerman, Forrest; O'Brien, Kevin J. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
The undergraduate study of religion is predominantly undertaken by non-majors who are meeting a general education requirement. This means that, while curricular discussions make important distinctions between the work of lower- and upper-division courses, many religion and theology faculty are teaching hybrid courses that we call…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Religious Education, Theological Education, General Education
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Reed-Bouley, Jennifer; Kyle, Eric – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This paper explores the possibilities and challenges inherent in employing community service-learning as a pedagogy for engaging undergraduates in theology and religious studies courses that contribute to racial reconciliation. The paper summarizes research from the scholarship of teaching and learning on best practices for structuring…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Theological Education, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
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Palmer, Norris W. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is concerned with study abroad experiences as opportunities for student cognitive development, using the interpretive lens of educational psychologist William G. Perry. A standard and often valuable assignment in courses on world religions is a site visit to a religious institution in one's local area. This may concretize otherwise…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cognitive Development, Religious Education, Religion
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Mercer, Calvin – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
Conservative (fundamentalist, evangelical) Christian students present a general theological worldview that often correlates with significant anxiety. In a foreign setting, the anxiety of conservative students, removed from their supportive infrastructure, can be considerably heightened. This structure of thinking and emotion presents distinctive…
Descriptors: Freedom, Study Abroad, Christianity, Student Attitudes
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Barbour, John D. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This response explains three ways in which the preceding essays are a significant contribution to the study of study abroad, explores three additional issues, and makes three suggestions for future work on religious studies and study abroad. This response is published alongside of six other essays, comprising a special section of the journal (see…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Theological Education, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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Downie, Alison – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay describes a transformation in my experience as an adjunct teaching underprepared students from one of shame toward a desire to assert the value of this work. Insights from my feminist theological training helped me to affirm the importance of encouraging transformative learning in teaching the academically marginalized and prompted my…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Religious Education, Feminism
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Fleming, Daniel; Lovat, Terence – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
The article is a response to this journal's call for papers on metaphors for teaching, and also draws from a previous publication in which Kent Eilers developed a methodology for teaching global theologies. In this methodology, the ultimate goal was the development of "hermeneutical dispositions of empathy, hospitality, and receptivity toward…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Teaching Methods, Values Education, Educational Philosophy
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Hess, Lisa M.; Brosmer, Mary Pierce; Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This is an edited transcript of a conversation between two founding women on the delights and demands of teaching and learning within and beyond traditional institutional life, facilitated by Lisa M. Hess of the journal's Editorial Board. The conscious feminine practices of a women's writing school, Women Writing for (a) Change (Cincinnati, Ohio),…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Education, Learning, Higher Education
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Teel, Karen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
This article maintains that knowledge of the literature on multicultural education and social justice pedagogy is indispensable for white college professors who desire to teach effectively about racial justice concerns. In exploring this literature, I have noticed that many publications either articulate theory or reflect on concrete classroom…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Whites, College Faculty
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Scheid, Anna Floerke; Vasko, Elisabeth T. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
While a number of scholars in the field of Christian theology have argued for the importance of teaching diversity and social justice in theology and religious studies classrooms, little has been done to document and assess formally the implementation of such pedagogy. In this article, the authors discuss the findings of a yearlong Scholarship of…
Descriptors: White Students, Multicultural Education, Theological Education, Christianity
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Hess, Mary E.; Gallagher, Eugene V.; Turpin, Katherine – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
These brief essays by Mary Hess, Eugene Gallagher, and Katherine Turpin are solicited responses from three different contexts to the provocative book by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, "The New Culture of Learning" (2011). Mary Hess writes from a seminary context, providing a critical summary of the authors' major concepts and…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Education, Liberal Arts, Online Courses
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Clingerman, Forrest – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2014
Reflecting on the complementary pedagogical models on teaching courses related to religion and the environment presented in this issue of the journal by Kevin O'Brien ("Balancing Critique and Commitment") and Jennifer Ayres ("Learning on the Ground"), I suggest ways in which these essays form a conversation about teaching.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Theological Education, Reflection
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