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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals based on the implementation of pedagogical ideas generated from Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives by Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin, and Jennifer A. Lindholm (Josey-Bass, 2010). Those interested in participating should read the book and implement some aspect of its findings into their biblical studies courses over the coming year; we invite proposals that would identify the book's specific challenge, describe the planned strategy and assessment, and anticipate the results. The paper to be given in San Diego will include a progress report on the implementation of the book’s ideas and reflect on their implications for teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts context. A panel response will follow. Proposals are also invited for a second open session titled "Biblical Studies and ---." (Fill in the blanks in various ways, such as "skills development," "general studies," "performing arts," and "film studies.") In the proposal, outline the rationale, challenges, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses as they apply to a specific example in your own teaching context. Handouts and engaged presentation styles are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

 Glenn S. Holland

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