Twilight of the Textbooks: Smashing Idols through Classroom Dialogue

To complete the trifecta, here’s the other piece I’ve contributed to the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Craft of Teaching blog:

https://craftofteachingreligion.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/twilight-of-the-textbooks-smashing-idols-through-classroom-dialogue/

Rather than figuring out the finer points of digital pedagogy or reflecting on the status of academic labour, this post aimed to think through the potentially alienating but ultimately rewarding experience of alternating between great-books-style teaching and survey-style lecturing. My position at MacEwan allows me to teach in both styles, which (as I’ve learned) can be really beneficial both for me and (more crucially) for my students.

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