Wabash Center Grant Program The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religious and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools. We fund projects that focus on at least one of three areas: improving teaching and learning practices encouraging ...
Different Kinds of Gatherings: Summer Workshops and Colloquies Applications due January 15 Each summer Wabash launches a new set of workshops (for early career faculty) and colloquies (on specified topics, for mid-career faculty) that meet for a week during 2 successive summers. Read more Conferences by Invitation Although most of our programming ...
Books, Articles, Syllabi, and Websites to Support Teachers of Theology and Religion Wabash Center Journal on Teaching Wabash Center's Journal Browse or search for published articles, submit a manuscript for publication, read content available for free download, subscribe. Read more Scholarship about Teaching SoTL Books, articles and websites about teaching ...
Consultants for Faculty Conversations on Teaching and Learning The Wabash Center is able to provide facilitators for various faculty conversations and work in the area of teaching and learning. Over the years, we have come to know a variety of teaching faculty who are skilled at assisting faculties as they ...
Reflective Teaching Engage our bloggers on a wide range of topics in teaching religion and theology in North America today. Controversies. Challenges. Goals. Contexts. and Students. Critical reflection on what's happening in the classroom, why, and ideas for designing interventions important for student learning. Subscribe using an RSS reader such ...
What's the Difference between Assessment and Evaluation?
Handy 1-page summary of difference between grades and assessment, from the Duke University website.
Times Higher Education (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. In each podcast the editors provide a review of the current issue of "Times Higher Education."
The Teach Better (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. A series of conversations with teachers about teaching -- mostly with faculty in higher education, but occasionally other teachers as well.
Nothing Never Happens: The Radical Pedagogy Podcast (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. A journey into educational or pedagogical theory and questions of democracy, freedom, and liberatory teaching, hosted by Tina Pippin (Wallace M. Alston Professor of Bible and Religion, Agnes Scott College). Explores critical theories and practices of teaching for social justice. Engages in conversations with educators both in the ...
With A Little Help
“With A Little Help From My Friends” was composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1967. The familiar song pronounces the power and necessity of friendship: What would you think if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me? lend me your ears and ...
Communicating with Students Online
If communication were easy, all marriages would be made in heaven, differing perspectives would be valued, all students would be well rested and at ease, and we would get the sauce we asked for with our McNuggets. So much for the Better Universe. Here in this one, we instructors spend ...
eQuality: Race and Online Education
I’ve been interested in the connection between culture and education for most of my adult life. My wife and I spent 8 years in pastoral work in Central Europe, and since 2005 my work with online education has brought me into intercultural spaces that include the intersection of multiple kinds of ...
Reading and Viewing Assignments for Online Learning
Selecting reading and viewing material for any course can be challenging. Institutional policies may limit instructor’s options to titles adopted by a department or to a program’s contracted curricular materials. Some schools require use of a rental system and/or impose cost parameters. For the online instructor, additional ...
Teacher as Band Leader (Part 2 of 2)
Click Here to Read Part 1 Somewhere along my life’s journey, I learned to play an Australian Aboriginal instrument called the didjeridoo. The didjeridoo is a percussion instrument, said by the Aborigines to be older than the African drum. They use the didjeridoo for meditation, rituals, and rites. A didjeridoo ...
Setting the Stage for Black Choice: Theatre of the Oppressed as Container for Resistance, Black Joy
An annual open-access, peer-reviewed journal presenting research papers, literary essays, manifestos, production and book reviews, photo essays and videos, community-based voices and actions, and other hybrid projects that address popular education and liberatory theatre, produced by Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. (http://ptoweb.org/)
Hospitality in Service of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
A special issue of "Teaching Theology & Religion" to mark the 10th anniversary of the journal and Dr. Lucinda Huffaker's decision to step down as the Center's director. The special issue examines a key virtue of the Wabash Center, hospitality: what the term means, how it is embodied in Wabash Center ...
Religious Studies and Study Abroad
A special section of "Teaching Theology & Religion" with 7 essays that explore different issues and challenges in study abroad programs that involve the academic study of religion.
The Use Value of Fight Club in Teaching Theories of Religion
Teaching theories and methods for the academic study of religion poses certain challenges, especially when first‐year students are the primary targeted audience. In the following note from the classroom, the author describes a model for successfully employing the film Fight Club as a case study for exploring some of ...
A Kapwa-Infused Paradigm in Teaching Catholic Theology/Catechesis in a Multireligious Classroom in the Philippines
The increasing religious diversity in educational space has raised a legitimate question on how Catholic theology/catechesis must be taught in Philippine Catholic universities given the institutional mandate to educate students “into the faith of the Church through teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way” (Wuerl, 2013, 1). On ...
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Online Education
A conversation about the benefits, possibilities, and challenges of teaching online with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Scholarship & Teaching
A conversation about scholarship and teaching with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
The Wabash Center at AAR/SBL 2016 (part 1 of 2)
Teachers and scholars of theology and religion speak about what The Wabash Center has done to help them with their work. See you at AAR/SBL 2016!.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Give Final Exams
As finals week draws near, Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College discuss how they, as teachers and educators of theology and religion, prepare to give final exams.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Dress for the Front of the Classroom
A practical conversation about what to wear in front of the classroom with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.