Wondering About God Together: Research-Led Learning & Teaching in Theological Education

Wondering About God Together: Research-Led Learning & Teaching in Theological Education


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A collection of essays originally delivered at the Sydney College of Divinity 2017 Learning & Teaching Theology Conference exploring Research-Led Theological Education. Editors: Les Ball & Peter G. Bolt.

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ISBN-13: 9781925730029
Publisher: Sydney College of Divinity
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

 Introduction /1 Wondering about God: The Conversation Continues. Les Ball

Part 1: The Role of Research in Theological Education

/2 Remembering the Future: The Contribution of Historical Research to Innovation in Theological Education. Andrew Dutney /3 Reflections on the Practice of Research-Led Teaching in a Small College Context. Willis Salier /4 Moving from Instruction to Inquiry: How Complexity Theory Informs Work-integrated Learning. Stephen Smith /5 Reflections on the Experience of Wonder In Research-led Learning—in Company with Nietzsche and Girard. Nikolai Blaskow /6 ‘Unite the Pair So Long Disjoined, Knowledge and Vital Piety’: What is the Role of Research in This Process? David McEwan /7 Researching the Future: the Implications of Activist Research for Theological Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. Steve Taylor &Rosemary Dewerse

Part 2: The Telos of Theological Education

/8 ‘To Take You Where You Do Not Wish To Go’: Extending the Telos of Online Theological Education’ —The ‘Who’ of the Teacher Who Teaches. Peter Mudge & Dan Fleming /9 ‘To Take You Where You Do Not Wish To Go’: Extending the Telos of Online Theological Education’—The ‘What’ of the Institution That Teaches. Peter Mudge and Dan Fleming /10 Vision for The Good Life. Bruce Hulme /11 Education, Ministry and the New Covenant. Peter Carblis

Part 3: Academic Freedom in Theological Education

/12 Academic Freedom In the Thought-Policed University: Challenges for Christian Educators Today. Barry Spurr /13 Exploring the Nexus between Academic Freedom and Ecclesial Expectations. Dean Smith & Rob Fringer /14 The Perils of Academic Freedom: the Australian College of Theology as an Australian University of Specialisation. Geoff Treloar

Part 4: Pedagogical Approaches to Deep Learning

/15 Windows, Mirrors and Icons as Ways into the Context, Content and Call of Sacred Narratives. Debra Snoddy /16 ‘In My Father’s House: the Place of Wonder in Proverbs’ Vision of Education. A. J. Culp /17 Text and Interpretation: from Classical Music to Biblical Studies. Sarah Hart /18 The Pedagogy of Biblical Fiction: Where Research and Creativity Collide. Ben Chenoweth /19 Is the God of the Bible an Ugly Bully? Helping Bible Students Come to Terms with Violence in the Biblical Text. Andrew Jaensch /20 An Approach for Deep Theological Learning in Research Methodologies. Denise Goodwin /21 The Relational Teacher: Sharing Life as Vocational Essence. Darren Cronshaw /22 Deep Learning from a Shallow Surface? Encouraging Good Research in the Internet Age. Peter Bolt /23 Making Good Practice Affordable: Understanding your Students with Learning Analytics. Martin Olmos /24 Theological Education in Context: Exploring the Delivery of Theological Education in a Multi-cultural Setting. Bruce Allder /25 Integrating Theology in a Questioning Age. Les Ball /26 Curiosity and Doubt in Researching the Future: The Contribution of Flipped Learning to Sociality in Theological Innovation. Steve Taylor and Rosemary Dewerse

Epilogue Peter Bolt

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