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Teaching about Augustine: Providing a Scaffolding for Learning

Rymarz, Richard (2011) Teaching about Augustine: Providing a Scaffolding for Learning. Journal of Adult Theological Education, 8 (1). pp. 53-64. ISSN 1743-1654

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Abstract

This paper acknowledges that many young adults today have poor content knowledge in theology and related fields. It argues that one way of addressing this is to teach more explicitly about seminal thinkers and their ideas as part of an integrated approach to religious education. One such figure is Augustine, a thinker of immense significance in the Christian tradition. By being familiar with the ideas of Augustine, students are more able to understand religious claims and to facilitate higher learning. Using a Vygotskian paradigm a number of suggestions are made on how best to teach Augustinian themes. These ideas rest on the concept of scaffolding of learning.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Augustine, scaffolding, teaching, Vygotsky
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Religious Education
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 14:59
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2689

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