Understanding the World through Religion
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Religious literacy is a gateway to understanding the world and a key to global citizenship. In this workshop, participants will explore a diversity of religious traditions, movements, and institutions and will examine how they have shaped politics, economics, and societies across the globe both historically and in the present day.
Pedagogical Focus: Discussion Moves
Participants will learn how to implement discipline specific practice-based methods of instruction to facilitate text-based, whole-class and small group rich discussion.
Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for this course.
Friday, February 7
|5:00 - 5:30 PM||CERAS 308||Dinner, welcome, and orientation/introductions|
|5:30 - 7:30 PM||CERAS 308||
"African Religious Traditions, Islam and the Indigenous West African Church"
Harry Odamtten, Professor of History, University of Santa Clara
|7:30 - 8:00 PM||Cocktail hour (wine and light snacks)|
Saturday, February 8
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||CERAS 308||Optional: Light breakfast and work time|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||CERAS 308||Pedagogy session with Dr. Magdalena Gross|
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||CERAS 308||
"Iran's Role in the Development of World Religions"
Abbas Milani, Director, Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||CERAS 308||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:30 PM||CERAS 308||Pedagogy session with Dr. Magdalena Gross|
|2:30 - 4:30 PM||CERAS 308||
"India's Religious Landscape: Cooperation, Coexistence, and Conflict"
Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Sunday, February 9
|9:00 - 9:30 AM||CERAS 308||Optional: Light breakfast and work time|
|9:30 - 11:00 AM||CERAS 308||
"Foundations of the Confucian Tradition: Historical and Contemporary Relevance"
Nicholas Constantino, History Department, UC Berkeley
|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM||CERAS 308||Working lunch with pedagogy session with Dr. Magdalena Gross, and closing|
Date and time
February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020