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Immersive and Experiential Learning in the Religious Studies Classroom

Facilitator: Professor Justin McDaniel, Religious Studies
Convener: Jeremy Steinberg, Religious Studies

Justin McDaniel’s courses involving immersive and experiential learning, such as Introduction to Buddhism and Existential Despair, often receive glowing reviews. Yet these courses are also capable of generating a fair amount of controversy. In this workshop, we will discuss the pros and cons of using immersive and experiential learning. What benefits do undergraduate students gain from these exercises that are not present in standard learning? What are the potential drawbacks, and what steps can be taken to mitigate them? We will also discuss the practical questions that graduate students might consider when designing their own immersive and experiential learning exercises.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Religious Studies department and so may be most useful to students in related fields. Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.


Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, September 28, 2023

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Cohen Hall
249 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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