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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2020, 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. Preference is given to tips for the first day of class. Combined session with the Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies Unit. Session 2: The Bible, the Liberal Arts, and Universal Design for Learning. What barriers hinder student learning in Bible courses? How can we implement UDL principles for teaching the Bible in an undergraduate liberal arts context? We welcome papers on proven strategies for implementing one or more of the three principles to help all students learn. Session 3: The Bible and Gen Z. Current undergraduate students have been characterized as competitive, independent, ethnically-diverse digital natives who are so used to multi-tasking that it takes only 8 seconds to lose their attention. We seek papers that address best practices for teaching the Bible to Gen Z students in a liberal arts context.

Program Unit Chairs

Jocelyn McWhirter
Dr. Sylvie Raquel

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