Saturday, September 28, 2002

SIster teaches unusual online course on spirituality that involves role-playing

Before you laugh, let me tell you that this is actually a useful teaching method,even for adults. When I was at Vanderbilt, I took a course on American religion in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part of the course involved picking an important figure from the period and doing certain assignments in that persona, and reaction to each other in seminar from the persona. We had WIlliam Henry Channing, Mother Ann Lee, Isaac Hecker (me) and others. It was actually a helpful way to really get inside the head of the figure in question and work through his or her thought. It was fun, too./

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