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Teaching and Learning in College Introductory Religion Courses

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From public to private, non-sectarian to faith-based institutions, this book describes the best ways to teach introductory courses in theology and religion. The author's research data from 533 introductory courses yields concrete, useful information about student goals, student learning, and effective pedagogical methods.

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Paperback, 260 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Blackwell Publishers (first published 2007)
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Aug 08, 2014 Jocelyn rated it really liked it
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Walvoord reports and analyzes the results of an extensive 2004-05 survey. Topics include learning goals and effective pedagogies. One of Walvoord's main findings is that for introductory religion courses, student learning goals differ from faculty goals. Faculty want to teach critical thinking about religion. Students (surprise, surprise) are interested in exploring their own beliefs and values. Walvoord's research suggests some creative ways to bridge this "Great Divide."
Aug 02, 2014 Ryan rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for giving religious educators a good 360° look at what religious educators in different settings do to be effective. Well written also.
Dec 04, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
A very practical book about how to improve your teaching. Although it is focused on religion courses, it works for teaching any undergraduate (humanities) course.
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