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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session 1: 10-minute Teaching Tips for Teaching Biblical Studies What tricks and techniques for the Biblical Studies classroom do you have? Propose an engaging 10-minute presentation that models teaching and learning practices based on research and experience, engages the members in learning, and show promise of helping learners develop desirable Biblical study skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Session 2: “More than you bargained for . . . Teaching outside your area of expertise.” What do you do if you’re a Leviticus specialist who has to teach “Introduction to World Religions;” or a reception history class, such as “Interpreting Biblical Creation”; or a “Religion and. . . .” class (such as “Religion and Film” or “Religion and Sports”)? How can you capitalize on your scholarly expertise in this new sort of venue? Bring your syllabi and experiences to discuss how you have tackled these sorts of issues, to share what worked and what didn’t, and to help one another. Session 3: Effective use of Social Media in Teaching Biblical Studies How may students use social media effectively for learning? How can social-media assignments be aligned well with learning goals? We seek proposals for 20-minute demonstrations of effective use of social media in teaching biblical studies. Preference will be given to proposals engaging contextual matters and addressing these in terms of specific assignments and activities. Session 4: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Biblical Languages (co-sponsored with the Global Education & Research Technology section). In this session, we will identify one or more specific lessons to be taught, with a language objective, a text, and a content objective related to that text, and ask all presenters to show how they would teach that lesson in their environment, and how they would assess. Teachers of biblical languages who use living language, corpus-driven, SIOP, or any other innovative approaches are invited to submit a proposal.

Program Unit Chairs

Renate Viveen Hood

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