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Exploring Positive Learning Experiences in the Context of Practical Theological Education

Lynch, Gordon, Pattison, Stephen (2005) Exploring Positive Learning Experiences in the Context of Practical Theological Education. Teaching Theology and Religion, 8 (3). pp. 144-154. ISSN 1368-4868. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9647.2005.00238.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article presents findings from an empirical study exploring student and teacher perspectives on positive learning experiences in practical theological education. Forty-five students and twenty teachers were interviewed in focus groups in four educational institutions delivering programs in practical theology. The findings indicated that students valued practical theological education when it enabled them to think critically in relation to their personal or professional experience, and that students valued tutors, their peers and a flexible curriculum design in promoting this kind of learning. There was a high correlation between students’ views of positive learning experiences and what tutors perceived as important qualities that they hoped their students would develop. Difficulties associated with the students’ lack of clarity about the learning process and the tensions between academic and professional contexts are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1467-9647.2005.00238.x
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42397 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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