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Teaching about the Trinity: Icons, puzzles and active learning

Rymarz, Richard (2012) Teaching about the Trinity: Icons, puzzles and active learning. Religious Education Journal of Australia, 28 (2). pp. 45-46. ISSN 0815-3094

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In the expansive, light filled student lounge of the newly completed Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta stands a very large table. On the table is an enormous uncompleted jigsaw puzzle. As students move through the lounge during the academic year, many stop for a while at the table and put a few pieces from the unassigned heap into the emerging completed image. The point of this story is to indicate what may be a purely Canadian phenomenon, namely, widespread experience - private and communal- of finishing jigsaw puzzles. I would like to suggest here use of such puzzles as a strong teaching and learning strategy in religious education, especially for younger students.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Trinity, Biblical teaching, Jigsaw puzzles, Icon painting, Active learning, Games, religious education,
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
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 04:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:58
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2692

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