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Body and Religion Unit, Ritual Studies Unit, and Teaching Religion Unit

Call for Papers: 

Embodied Pedagogy Teaching Tactics in Large Introductory Courses

We are interested in papers discussing teaching tactics that focus on ritual and embodied pedagogy in undergraduate courses (e.g. World Religions, Introduction to Religion, etc.). Proposals should:

o State succinctly the context within which you used the strategy including: characteristics of your students, the institution and the course, when in the semester you use this tactic, and how long it takes;
o State the pedagogical purpose of the strategy;
o Describe the strategy itself in brief, clear language -- demonstrating a quick version of the tactic is encouraged;
o State why and how the strategy was effective (or not effective) – i.e., how it supported (or failed to support in some way) student learning; and
o Address potential challenges or obstacles -- i.e., avoiding cultural appropriation, avoiding the appearance of 'practicing' religion in public institutions, and potential ethical issues.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee