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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

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 attendees in learning, and shows promise of helping learners develop desirable biblical literature study skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Session 2: Engaging undergraduates in student-faculty research. If you have found ways to engage your undergraduate students in your research, share with us. Please describe your project, what training you provided, what results have been and whether your students have had opportunity to share at a meeting or conference. Presentations are 20 minutes each. Session 3: Teaching Biblical Studies Using Games. Games can be a powerful way of engaging students in the text. Whether it is a short game at the start of a lesson, a game that takes a full class period, or a simulation that lasts several class periods, games can ignite student imagination and interest. Share your concrete ideas for use in higher education settings. We prefer proposals that are widely applicable and/or can be fully or partially modeled in the presentation. Presentations are 20 minutes each, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. Session 4: The Digital Debate - Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom. Should professors prohibit outside technological devices in class, or embrace them? How are students' personal tech tools either effectively banned by the professor or leveraged for learning benefit? We invite lively presentations focused on evidence-based research and practice. Please submit a proposal that chooses a side, discusses the evidence behind your position, and offers concrete and repeatable techniques to either ban or make use of tech in the classroom. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to make and defend their case with examples, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

Program Unit Chairs

Renate Viveen Hood

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