AAR’s Teaching Religion Program Unit and Committee on Teaching and Learning invite succinct reflections on specific teaching practices you have employed in teaching about religions online. In this first call, we invite reflections on practices that improved teaching and learning during the spring 2020 shift to distance learning. Alternatively, we welcome practices faculty might employ in online or hybrid courses this fall. Submissions should be 400–500 words long and include a concise statement of your teaching context, the pedagogical point of the practice, a clear description of it, and an explanation of why it worked well. Submissions should include:
1) Your teaching context:
- Type of institution
- The course and level
- Students typically in the course (undergrad/grad, majors, etc.)
- The point at which you employ the practice in the course
2) The pedagogical point of the practice
3) A clear description of the practice, including the platform or technologies used
4) A brief explanation of why it worked well
- How it impacts student learning
- How it might be adapted to other institutional contexts or courses
- How it might scale up or down for other class sizes
Submit your practice by via email to Molly Bassett, co-chair of AAR’s Teaching Religion Program Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Responses will be peer-reviewed by members of the Teaching Religion Program Unit and the Committee on Teaching and Learning, and they will be published in AAR’s Religious Studies News.