The Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion is the University of Chicago Divinity School’s program of pedagogical and professional development in the field of religious studies. This blog is authored by our Craft of Teaching Bloggers in Virtual Residence, distinguished Divinity-School-trained educators invited to advance conversation on religious studies pedagogy among our CoT community and other teachers in the field. Our inaugural Blogger in Virtual Residence is Rebecca Raphael, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Texas State University. For the 2015-2016 academic year, five recent University of Chicago Divinity graduates have been invited to provide their insights as new faculty members. They will be engaging with some of the topics addressed by this year’s CoT programming and discussing some of their own personal successes and failures. See their profiles here.
Begun in 2012, the Craft of Teaching program is dedicated to preparing a new generation of accomplished educators in the study of religion. For graduate students at the Divinity School, we offer an integrated series of over two dozen programming events each year, led by faculty, alums, experienced graduate student teachers, and distinguished invited guests. You can visit our growing library of past events and other resources on our website.