A Convening on the Case Method: Building a Cohort, Building Capacity in the Field

WHEN: January 12 & 13, 2019 (with an optional gathering on January 11)

WHERE: Cambridge, MA

WHAT: At this small conference we will gather together religious studies, theology, and interfaith studies educators to:
1) formalize a case teaching cohort;
2)  provide an opportunity for training, reflection and collaboration;
3) document best practices in the case method; and
4) help develop skills, insights and materials to allow educators to improve and expand upon use of the case method.

Having pioneered the use of decision-based cases in our field for over ten years, we have developed a growing case library and an informal network of educators (like you!) who have been experimenting with the method and other similar tools in the classroom, but we would like the opportunity to formalize this network and learn from educators who use our cases and other innovative resources in the classroom. We are curious to explore questions such as: how is the case method being adapted and expanded upon for use in the fields of religion, theological studies, and interfaith studies? What are the best practices, limitations, and prospects for the use of the case method in our field? What resources, training, and collaborative efforts might support more effective case teaching in our field?

HOW: The application process is now over. We are reviewing the applications and will be in touch with all applicants soon.

In order to be selected for the conference, you must be available to arrive in time to begin our sessions at 8 am on January 12. You must be able to participate in a full day on January 12 (8 am-9 pm) and January 13 (8 am-5 pm).


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