Congratulations to Professor Laura Carlson Hasler, Professor Cooper Harriss, and graduate student Dale Spicer, for their winning proposal for Fall 2020's Teaching Religion in Public!
"Religion has a lot to say about failure," the winning proposal explains, "and so do scholars of religion." How do we teach about failure? Should we teach students to be suspicious toward narratives of failure and civilizational decline? What kind of power is exercised when we name something a failure?
Specific sessions will focus on Failure as a Pedagogical Strategy, Risk and Vulnerability in Pedagogical Performance, and Failing in Public. Readings for the first session will include Joshua R. Eyler, "Failure," in How Humans Learn.
In happy anticipation of next semester's TRiP –
Constance, Winni, and Lisa