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Meeting Program Units

2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2019, the Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context Unit will offer three sessions. Session 1: 10-minute Teaching Tips for Teaching Biblical Studies. What tricks and techniques for the Biblical Studies classroom do you have? Propose a 10-minute presentation that models teaching and learning practices based on research and experience, engages the attendees in learning, and shows promise of helping learners develop desirable biblical literature study skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Combined session with the Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies Unit. Session 2: Teaching the Bible to Students Who Do Not Read. According to a recent study, high school seniors spend increasingly more time on social media and less time reading. Many seem unprepared to handle our college courses. How can we teach them about the Bible if they have not acquired sufficient reading comprehension skills? We welcome papers on pedagogical approaches and proven strategies for teaching the Bible to unskilled readers. Session 3: Using Online Resources to Teach Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context. Following our 2018 session on using BibleOdyssey.org to teach biblical studies, we issue a call for papers that reflect on creative uses of various other online resources. Papers may focus on eBibles, educational websites, course management systems, back channels, memes, GIFs, or any other pedagogically useful online tools.

Program Unit Chairs

Jocelyn McWhirter
Dr. Sylvie Raquel

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