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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

Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Session 1:"Tips for Teaching Biblical Studies Online." We seek brief papers (15 minutes) that provide clear, actionable suggestions for improving online pedagogy. Topic suggestions include: building community online, increasing social presence, making online lessons impactful, and assessments in online education. Special consideration will be given to proposals that model or demonstrate the suggested teaching practice. Session 2: “Best Practices in Teaching Issues of Race and Racism.” We call for papers on best practices in teaching race and racism in biblical studies. We invite presentations pointing attendees to valuable articles, book chapters, and other current scholarship that facilitate student learning on race and racism in biblical studies. Presentations that model a specific approach as opposed to a lecture (e.g., "show us," not "tell us") are also encouraged. Presentations will be 20 minutes. Session 3:“Effective Assessments for Teaching Biblical Studies.” We invite presentations or demonstrations (20 minutes each) on best practices for using learning outcomes-based assessments. In your proposal identify the targeted learning outcomes, a rationale for the effectiveness of your particular assessment providing evidence that the targeted learning outcome has been met, describe or share examples of your assessments, and explain the best practices or innovative ways for using your suggested assessment, including how much time is required to design, build, implement and grade these assessments. Session 4:"10-minute Teaching Tips for Teaching Biblical Studies." What best practices 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. Preference is given to tips for the first day of class.

Program Unit Chairs

John Hilton
Renate Viveen Hood

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